Police in the US drag a paraplegic man from a car in violent video

In a video published by the Ohio police, two officers are seen violently dragging a paraplegic man from a car. “I can’t go ou...

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  • In a video published by the Ohio police, two officers are seen violently dragging a paraplegic man from a car.
  • “I can’t go out. I’m paraplegic,” he is heard saying repeatedly to the police in the video of more than ten minutes.
  • “I feel like they don’t even respect me as a citizen,” the man detained by the police later said.

The Dayton Police in Ohio have opened an investigation after a violent video emerged in which two officers are seen violently dragging a paraplegic black man from a vehicle, amid the screams of the victim.

The video, released by the city’s own Police Department recently, shows how Clifford Owensby repeatedly explains that he cannot get out of the vehicle because he is paraplegic, the Efe news agency reported.

Police attack paraplegic in violent video

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“I cant go out. I am a paraplegic ”, he is heard saying repeatedly before the police in the video of more than ten minutes. During the tense conversation, recorded by the police video camera, one of the officers warns that “either cooperate and get out of the car or he will drag you out of the vehicle”, ignoring the pleas.

Finally, officers yank Owensby out of the driver’s seat and drop him hard onto the asphalt. The incident occurred on September 30 when the man was stopped by the police at a traffic control. To see the disturbing video click HERE.

They will file a lawsuit against the police

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At a press conference this weekend, Owensby attorney James Willis reported that he will likely file “next month” a formal lawsuit against the agents since he considers what happened “as illegal and unnecessarily brutal.”

The police report states that the officers wanted to investigate the vehicle for possible drug possession and cite obstruction of justice and resistance to arrest by Owensby. Filed Under: police assault paraplegic.

Narcotics investigation

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Police said the two Dayton officers were part of a narcotics investigation in the Dayton View neighborhood and saw the car leaving a suspected drug house. Because of that and the driver’s “felony drug and gun crime history”, who said he can’t use his legs, a K-9 team was called in for an “open air sniff” which, according to department policy , required the occupants to leave the vehicle for their safety and that of the dog, police said.

Police body camera footage shows Owensby repeatedly telling officers that he couldn’t get out of the car because he was a paraplegic, threatening to file a lawsuit, and calling someone to “bring some people with cameras” to record the interaction. . On the ground, he can be heard yelling for help, asking if people were filming and asking someone to call “the real police.” Filed Under: police assault paraplegic.

Police found a purse with cash

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Police said Owensby was placed on the ground “to secure him” and officers had to put their arms behind his back to handcuff him, police said. A bag containing $ 22,450 in cash was found on the front deck and the dog alerted about the coin, meaning “the money had been very close to illegal drugs,” police said.

The Dayton Daily News reported that a police report cited a misdemeanor that obstructed official business and resisted arrest on the crime status information, but Owensby had not been charged with any of the charges. Traffic citations were filed in municipal court because a 3-year-old boy was unrestrained in the back seat and the car’s tinted windows. Filed Under: police assault paraplegic.

Man suffered injuries

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Police previously told the newspaper that there was “a current and active investigation into the money.” Owensby told the newspaper Monday that he suffered scratches on the pavement and was injured again from a previous back problem. “I feel like they don’t even respect me as a citizen,” Owensby said, adding that he expects “some kind of disciplinary action.”

Police said they had started an investigation by the office of professional standards into the traffic stop and asked the public for patience during that process. Matt Carper, acting director and chief of the police department, said Friday that upcoming training for all Dayton officers and supervisors will include diversity, fairness and inclusion, as well as de-escalation, non-judgmental policing and procedural fairness. Filed Under: police assault paraplegic.

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