After being propelled into the back police car partition, a man was left paraplegic and with a cracked neck.
On June 19, 36-year-old Richard Cox was detained on suspicion of possessing an unlawful handgun. Without using seatbelts, Cox was being driven to the New Haven Police Department when the van suddenly stopped, sending Cox crashing into the wall.
Richard Cox, who was handcuffed, is seen being pushed head first when the truck unexpectedly stops in disturbing footage of the incident.
The car was subsequently halted by Officer Oscar Diaz so he could inspect Cox.
Cox tried to explain that he couldn’t move his body once more, and Diaz asked.
Diaz called an ambulance before making his way to the police department.
Cox protested that he couldn’t move, but many officers arrived at the van and demanded he gets out.
As the officers began to pull him out by the leg, Cox commanded, “If you had to drag me, do what you need to do.”
Cox was placed in a wheelchair and repeatedly told to “sit up” by officers as his head was cocked to the side of his shoulder.
Cox was then taken inside the station by the authorities for processing without receiving medical assistance.
Cops claimed Cox’s problem was drug and alcohol misuse before taking him to a cell floor and handcuffing his feet together.
He’s doing fantastic, an officer added.
He is currently fighting for his life in a hospital in New Haven as a result of the tragedy, paralyzed from the chest down and requiring a breathing tube.
“He’s paralyzed from the chest down and requires a breathing tube – his quality of life is forever reduced,” his attorney Ben Crump said.
Justice for Cox is being demanded by Crump, who is well known for having defended the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Trayvon Martin.
Instead of providing him with appropriate medical attention, the cops “dragged him off the van and forced him into a wheelchair that may have exacerbated his life-threatening injuries,” Crump claimed. “They rejected his pleadings as falsehoods.”
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