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$45M to black Man Who Was Left Paralyzed In Police Van

A settlement has been reached in the case of a man who was paralyzed while in police custody in Connecticut.


Randy Cox, a man from Connecticut, has recently reached a $45 million settlement with the city of New Haven after being paralyzed in a police van. Cox was arrested on April 26th, 2015, and was placed in a police transport vehicle. During the ride, he suffered a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the neck down. The incident occurred when the police van driver suddenly slammed on the brakes, causing Cox to be thrown forward and hit his head on a metal plate that was bolted to the floor.


The settlement is one of the largest ever paid by the city of New Haven and is meant to compensate Cox for the harm that he has suffered as a result of the incident. Cox’s lawyer, David Rosen, stated that the settlement was reached after years of litigation and negotiations with the city. Rosen also emphasized that this settlement serves as a reminder that police officers must be held accountable for their actions and that victims of police brutality deserve justice. The incident involving Randy Cox highlights the issue of police brutality and excessive use of force in the United States.

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