The Justice of Dayton, Ohio, has opened an investigation against the police officers who dragged a paraplegic driver out of his car during a drug control, on September 30. Clifford Owensby, 39, said he felt powerless when he was pulled from the car, thrown to the ground and handcuffed before being placed in the back of a patrol vehicle in the United States.
The police action was recorded by the video camera of one of the officials. Police say they saw Owsenby drive out of an address where drugs were allegedly being sold. They argued in their defense that the driver’s “felony drug and weapons history” warranted a dog search, requiring the suspect to be “in the open.”
According to the officers’ account, Owensby said he could not leave because he is a paraplegic and refused help to do so. “He grabbed the wheel and was then forcibly pulled from the vehicle,” they added.
The footage shows Owensby repeatedly telling cops that he couldn’t get out of the car, threatening to file a lawsuit, and calling someone to “bring some people with cameras” to record the arrest. Officers found a bag with $ 22,000 in cash in the car that was marked by the dog, meaning “the money had been very close to illegal drugs,” police said.
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