City agrees to pay disabled man tazed by Syracuse Police $2M

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The City of Syracuse has agreed to settle a lawsuit by a disabled man who was tazed by police when he refused to sit on a Centro bus.

On Monday, the city Common Council approved an agreed-to settlement worth $2 million.
 
Brad Hulett sued the city in 2013 after a Syracuse Police Officer was recorded tazing him on the bus, and then dragging him off.
 
Officers responded after the driver reported that Hulett refused to sit.
 
Hulett suffered serious injuries when he was struck by two trains earlier in his life. A back injury he suffered during the incident makes it difficult for him to sit, he claims.

Councilor Nader Maroun says the city has a fund set aside for unexpected large payments up to $1 million, and for larger amounts can bond for the money.


 


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