A British medical marijuana entrepreneur has accused Mallorca police of “cruelty” after his brother died following an incident at a nightclub in Magaluf.
Tobias White, 35, was injured so badly after visiting the nightclub that he was admitted to intensive care and placed in an artificial coma.
His family made the decision to evict his livelihood after doctors said Tobias was brain dead.
His older brother Maximillan White said: The independent that his life has turned into a nightmare, saying, “I feel like I have nothing now.”
He said his brother Tobias had been on the strip in Magaluf on July 25 with his son and friends.
Tobias had put his brother’s son home in a taxi before returning to the club to pick up his t-shirt.
“He realized he had left it at the club. He went back and stood with his girlfriend and had a drink and two guards tried to kick him out.
“The videos show that they handcuffed him, beat him, moved him to another area and beat him again,” Maximillian said.
Maximillian then claims that eight police officers arrived and sat on his brother while he was handcuffed.
“He was given two sedatives and they gave him a heart attack. On arrival at the hospital, the police told them it was an overdose so they were not treating him properly.
“Eight of them sat on him for 30 minutes and he had two heart attacks in the street. This is not death, it is torture,” he said.
“If my brother hadn’t been spoken to in such a brutal way and if the police hadn’t behaved so brutally, he would have been home. The fact is that if he had had his t-shirt on, he would have been home,” added Maximillian.
The Guardia Civil said they “do not use such arresting techniques”.
They said Tobias “had an altercation with the guards”, adding: “Tobias White was evicted from the establishment for refusing to wear his t-shirt and his bad behavior.”
They continued: “The Guardia Civil responded to a tip from the establishment’s private security. Tobias was in a state of aggression and resisting authority and had to be given a painkiller which, along with the narcotics consumed by Tobias, resulted in him being taken to the hospital.
“During the drug test, Tobias White tested positive for up to three substances, including cocaine and hashish.”
After his arrest, Tobias was kept in hospital under police guard and his family claims they were not allowed to see him for three days.
Maximillian, who lives in Dubai but was also on holiday with his family in Mallorca, said he played Tobias’ favorite song when they turned off his ventilator.
“I’m here with his kids and they’re asking where their father is and I don’t know what to say,” he said. “I put on Toby’s favorite song, Somewhere Out There by An American Tail, it’s the one we sang together at karaoke. We took 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 is calling for a full investigation into the circumstances of his death.
They said in a statement: “We are saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of Tobias – beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend. Tobias’ family will ensure that a full and thorough independent investigation is conducted 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.
“The police and doctors will be asked for full transparency. No effort will be spared to bring justice for Tobias. We thank you for all your support.”
The nightclub has been contacted for comment.