There’s a new case in the U.S. that’s reigniting the debate over police violence and neglect. A man was arrested by the police and his spine was broken in several places. He is now hospitalized and is in danger of never walking again.
Randy Cox was arrested by Connecticut State Police and placed in a cell van on suspicion of illegal weapons possession.
Alone, handcuffed and without a seat belt, therefore, nowhere to lean. A 36-year-old man was sitting on a corner of the bench. The van was thrown violently when the brakes were applied suddenly Three minutes after the start of the trip.
Unable to move, He asked the transport agent for help, who reacted with skepticism. They continued their journey with Randy Cox, always in the same position, and already at the station, several policemen asked Randy to get out of the van.
Agents dragged the man away and placed him in a wheelchair. When Randy says he’s fine, he’s had too much to drink.
The severity of the injuries was later confirmed by the hospital. Randy Cox has broken his spine in multiple places, is paralyzed and depends on a ventilator to breathe.
The sergeant and the four agents involved have already been fired, while an unprecedented prosecution is underway. In 2015, 25-year-old Freddie Gray died after a similar trip.