Federal jury upholds Pasco police in injury arrest
Monday, March 12, 2012
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.
Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com