SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The city of Syracuse will pay $2 million to a disabled man who police shocked with a stun gun before dragging him off a bus for refusing the driver’s order to sit down.
The Post-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2fuWXle ) the Syracuse Common Council on Monday approved the settlement with Brad Hulett. He sued the city after suffering a broken hip while being removed from a public transit bus in 2013.
The driver had ordered him to sit down, but Hulett said a back injury made sitting difficult. The vehicle’s surveillance camera recorded two officers as they hit Hulett with a stun gun and dragged him out the door.
The lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial Oct. 30.
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Hulett, now 39, had to have part of his brain removed when he was hit by two trains when he was 12.
Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com