Judge Rules Cops Beating Up Seizing Diabetic They Thought Was Drunk Is A-OK

Cops find a man experiencing a diabetic seizure, rather than call for medical help they chose to strike him with a baton and handcuff him, only because he started to bleed from his head, the cops decided to call paramedics. When the paramedics arrived, they found the man's diabetes card and administered treatment, the man stopped breathing, presumably in a preamble to dying, but the paramedics were able to revive him. The man sued the cops for their excessive force, but U.S. District Judge Joseph S. Van Bokkelen just ruled the officers were “entitled to forcibly remove him from his car” because “he did not comply with their command to get out on his own.” A three-judge panel rubber stamped the Judge's ruling, and the man won't even get to have trial.

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