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New Haven Reaches $45 Million Settlement with Randy Cox, Who Was Paralyzed in Police Van

HeadlineJun 12, 2023

Back in the U.S., the city of New Haven, Connecticut, has reached a historic $45 million settlement with Randy Cox, a Black man who was left paralyzed after he was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police van without a seat belt. After the van made an abrupt stop, Cox slid headfirst into a metal partition, seriously injuring his neck and spine. Officers then ignored his pleas for help. Five officers have pleaded “not guilty” to criminal charges including second-degree reckless endangerment.

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