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Quadriplegic Man Wins Judgment Against Pasadena

A California jury ordered the City of Pasadena to pay just under $79,000 to a quadriplegic man for failing to train its police in the proper handling of quadriplegics.

Cornell Greathouse filed suit against the City alleging a laundry list of mistreatments at the hands of four Pasadena police officers. The suit included charges of assault, battery, false arrest, false imprisonment, excessive force and others. Greathouse's primary complaint was that the officers pulled him out of his wheelchair and hung him over a concrete wall to search him.

In awarding the judgment, the jury found that the officers were not liable for any wrongdoing, but held the city liable for failing to properly train them. Source:, Associated Press.

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