Monday, October 24, 2011

No Civil Rights Charges For Police In Wheelchair Arrest Saying There Wasn't Enough Evidence

Two Metro Transit Police caught on video removing a man from his motorized wheelchair and taking him to the ground will not face federal criminal civil rights charges.
Dwight Harris was drinking in public May 19 and resisted arrest outside the U Street/Cardozo Metro Station, according to police reports.
The U.S. Department of Justice reviewed training records, video and medical reports and interviewed witness extensively and found insufficient evidence to charge the officers, saying there wasn’t evidence that the officers intentionally tried to deprive Harris of a constitutional right.

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