Archive for the 'Physical disability' Category

USA – Disabled man sues Syracuse, New York police, Centro over tasering on bus (2014-02-12)

Posted on February 12 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A disabled man, Brad Hulett, 35, sued police and the local bus company today over officers’ use of a Taser to remove him from a bus last spring because he would not sit down. The tasering was captured on video by a surveillance camera above the driver’s seat. Mr Hulett suffered a […]

USA – Syracuse, New York activists demand investigation of police hitting disabled man with Taser (2013-08-07)

Posted on August 7 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A group of activists today demanded that Syracuse and Onondaga County officials investigate why a disabled man who was tasered and dragged off a bus. Brad Hulett was tasered on May 3 because he would not sit down on a bus.He suffered brain damage in 1991 when he was hit by […]

USA – Fresno, California: Hung jury in case involving a police officer and double-amputee (2013-07-14)

Posted on July 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A double-amputee in a wheelchair, involved Gregory Williams, was seeking damages against a Merced police officer who Tased him. Following a confrontation, an officer used a 50,000 volt Taser on Williams before humiliating him by leaving him outside with his pants falling down and his genitals exposed. An 8-person jury deliberated […]