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While in the custody of Florida authorities, a quadriplegic sitting in his wheelchair was dumped to the floor. WTSP reports.
TAMPA - Sheriff's officials are investigating why a deputy in a jail booking video appears to dump a quadriplegic man out of his wheelchair.
Hillsborough sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway said the agency is looking into what happened to Brian D. Sterner, 32, during his Jan. 29 booking at the Orient Road Jail, after a television reporter confronted Callaway with the jail's own video.
Footage aired on WTSP-Ch. 10 Monday night showed a uniformed officer unseating Sterner from his chair, then searching him as he lay on the floor where he had fallen.
Originally posted by realmatrix
reply to post by Rockpuck
Unless of course you happen to be handicapped? Then I guess it would matter. There is something called the Americans with Disabilities act....I don't think this type of action by police is part of it.....and oh btw....perhaps we can kick some dogs while were at it!
Originally posted by Comma8Comma1
reply to post by AWingAndASigh
So, (using your logic) the female African American officer in the video is a rabid Republican
hell bent on abusing the poor, weak, and handicapped because Bush is in office?
I'm more inclined to believe that she is a poorly educated person who finally called the 1-800 number about law enforcement training while watching Maury one weekday afternoon and now just punches a clock for a few years until a nice pension will be waiting for her rather large rear-end.