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Five New Haven cops indicted for mistreatment of a black accused in custody

New York: Five New Haven police officers have been indicted over their mistreatment of a Black man while he was in custody. Prosecutors alleged their actions resulted in the man’s paralysis from the chest down, as per reports.

In the US state of Connecticut, five police officers have been indicted for the incident in which a black suspect was paralyzed while being taken into a police van.

The police officers have been accused of being negligent and endangering and abusing the accused.

Randy Cox, who is black, was being transported to a police station in New Haven on June 19 when the driver of a police van slammed on the brakes, causing Randy Cox to crash into the back doors of the van, paralyzing his lower torso.

In the video from the body cameras, the police officers in the van were seen mocking the suspect and then dragging him by his legs to jail.

After watching the video, the police officers have been charged, after which all five officers have been placed on administrative leave.

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