I had a co-worker who is type 1 diabetic. One day he was sweating profusely and became somewhat non-responsive. We called 911, paramedics came, they checked his blood sugar levels, found it was WAY low, we got him some fruit juice from the cafe, they might have done some other things to help, I don't recall exactly, but he recovered his wits and was fine. He wasn't in any state to do a good job following anybody's orders. Police seem to have a standard response of applying force whenever anybody doesn't comply with their orders. Not a good thing when, for whatever reason, be it medical condition like low blood sugar or autism or Down syndrome, the person being ordered doesn't have the capability of understanding what they are being told to do.
But not knowing what happened in this situation, I can't specifically comment on it beyond saying I'm damn glad it was paramedics and not police who showed up to help my co-worker.