A British medical marijuana businessman has accused Mallorcan police of “brutalism” after his brother died following an incident at a Magaluf nightclub.
Tobias White, 35, was so badly injured after a nightclub visit that he was admitted to intensive care and placed in an induced coma.
His family made the decision to turn off his life support after doctors said Tobias was brain dead.
said his older brother Maximillan White The independent that his life has become like a nightmare, saying, “I feel like I have nothing now.”
He said his brother Tobias had been out with his son and his friends on July 25 at the strip in Magaluf.
Tobias had put his brother’s son in a taxi home before returning to the club to get his shirt.
“He realized he had left it at the club. He went back and stood with his girlfriend and had a drink and two security guards tried to chase him away.
“The videos show that they handcuffed him, beat him, took him to another area and beat him again,” Maximillian said.
Maximilianos then claims eight police officers arrived and sat on his brother while he was handcuffed.
“He was given two sedatives and had a heart attack. Upon arrival at the hospital, the police told them it was an overdose, so they did not treat him properly.
“Eight of them sat on him for 30 minutes and he had two heart attacks on the way. This is not death, this is torture,” he said.
“If my brother had not been arrested in such a brutal way and if the police had not acted with such violence, he would be home. The fact is that if he had put his shirt on he would have been home,” Maximilian added.
The Civil Guard said they “do not use such arrest techniques.”
They said Tobias had an “altercation with security guards”, adding: “Tobias White was kicked out of the facility for refusing to wear his T-shirt and misbehaving.”
They continued: “The Guardia Civil responded to a tip-off from the store’s private security. Tobias was in a state of aggression and resistance to authority and had to be given a painkiller, which, along with the narcotics Tobias was taking, resulted in him being taken to the hospital.
“In drug testing, Tobias White tested positive for up to three substances, including cocaine and hashish.”
After his arrest, Tobias was held under police guard at the hospital and his family claim they were not allowed to see him for three days.
Maximillian, who lives in Dubai but was also on holiday with his family in Majorca, said he put on Tobias’ favorite song as he was taken off life support.
“I’m here with his kids and they’re asking where their dad is and I don’t know what to say,” she said. “I put on Toby’s favorite song, Somewhere Out There from An American Tail, it’s what we used to sing at karaoke together. We got the machine out and it took him eight minutes to go.
“As a big brother it was my responsibility to take care of my siblings. I feel like I’ve let my family down.”
Tobias’ family are calling for a full investigation into the circumstances of his death.
In a statement they said: “We are devastated by the tragic and sudden loss of Tobias – a beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend. Tobias’ family will ensure that a full and thorough independent investigation is carried out into the circumstances of his death.
“Legal action will be taken in Spain and the UK. Those responsible for his injuries will be held accountable.
“Police and doctors will be called for full transparency. No effort will be spared to achieve justice for Tobias. Thank you for all your support.”
The nightclub has been contacted for comment.