Stephanie Patel

Fargo police officers won’t be disciplined after blinding man with pepperball gun

His mother says she's not surprised by the investigation outcome

FARGO, N.D. — A 13-page internal investigation says Fargo Police officers acted appropriately back in October, when they shot 27-year-old Tyler Patel with a pepperball gun and blinded him in one eye. “There’s definitely some pieces here that are not coming together in a way that they should, let’s put it that way. It’s like adding two plus two and…

Mother Says Son’s Eye Damaged During Arrest By Fargo Police

His mother says he suffers from emotional and mental health issues

FARGO, N.D. — The mother of a Fargo man who was hit in the eye by a pepper ball fired by police says he’ll likely never regain full sight in his right eye. Stephanie Patel says her 27-year-old son, Tyler, was told that damage to his retina was worse than first believed. He was injured in early October after police…

Man blinded by pepper ball shot by Fargo Police

FARGO, N.D. – It all began with Stephanie Patel’s post on the social media platform Nextdoor over the weekend. She claims her son, 27-year-old Tyler Patel, was shot with pepper balls by Fargo police officers on October 2nd at 1300 Gateway Drive causing him to be blinded in one eye. Patel was arrested for terrorizing and preventing arrest. Police are…