Federal jury upholds Pasco police in injury arrest

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PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Pasco city officials are pleased with a federal jury's verdict that four police officers did not violate the rights of a paraplegic man when they arrested him five years ago.

Deputy City Manager Stan Strebel told Tri-City Herald (http://is.gd/Vunz5N) Monday that the verdict shows the officers acted within the scope of their duties.

Fred Nunez says police broke one of his paralyzed legs when they pulled him out of a car during a 2007 traffic stop.

The jury returned the verdict Friday in Yakima.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com