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Protesters rally for disabled man tased by police on Centro bus

A group is calling for more accountability from Syracuse Police after a disabled man was tased on a Centro bus in May.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - A group is calling for more accountability from Syracuse Police after a disabled man was tased on a Centro bus in May.

Protesters rallied outside of police headquarters on Wednesday in the name of Brad Hulett.

The tasing video has sparked discussion within the community on whether police were in the right.

Brad Hulett made in appearance at the rally held by the group United as One.

His attorney Rick Guy advised him not to say anything though.

After Hulett left, protesters at the rally spoke about the incident.

“He did not present any kind of threat to police officers or did not present a threat to the public,” said City of Syracuse Councilor Lance Denno.

Protesters also voiced their concerns over the alleged treatment of Hulett at the county jail following his arrest.

“The nurse didn't even ask him, ‘Why are you in a wheelchair’ and then he was left in the cell overnight in pain,” said Sally Johnston, President of Disable in Action.

Others wanted to know what changes have been made to prevent an incident like this from happening again.

“The public has a right to know what lessons were learned by Centro, Syracuse Police and the jail,” said Barrie Gewanter, Director of the local chapter of New York Civil Liberties Union.

All three organizations have declined comment because of pending litigation, as Hulett intends to sue, but the members of United as One are urging discussion.

The group says is will request a meeting with the Syracuse Police Chief, the Onondaga County Sheriff and the head of Centro.

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