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Video: Nevada Highway Patrol, Police Settle with Diabetic Man

February 09, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Arrest of Diabetic Man In Nevada

The Nevada Highway Patrol and Henderson (Nev.) Police Department have settled a lawsuit with a diabetic man over a rough arrest captured on dash cam that showed an officer kicking the man.

Adam Greene was stopped on Oct. 29 by officers from both agencies for driving eratically at Lake Mead Boulevard and Boulder Highway. Video from a Henderson patrol car shows Greene being pulled from the vehicle and subdued by five officers. While Greene was on the ground, a sixth officer approached and delivered four forceful kicks to Greene's upper body.

The Henderson City Council approved paying Greene $158,500. Another $99,000 was approved for Greene's wife, Brittany. The state of Nevada also paid Greene $35,000, reports the Henderson Press.

Tags: Patrol Car Video, Henderson (Nev.) PD, Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada


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Ron @ 2/10/2012 12:26 AM

Appears to ignore voice commands,incoherant, arguementive,off balance,slight smell of alcohol on breath and many other similarities of a DUI suspect also that of a Diabetic when blood sugar drops too low. Not everyone staggers out of a casino! Truly a tough job.

Greg @ 2/10/2012 5:33 AM

In this case, I wish he got a lot more. No excuse for kicking him in the head when he was down.

Diabetics don't have a alcohol smell to their breath when they're going into insulin shock, it's ketones that cause an almost fruity smell. These guys were wrong and "chimped" out on this man. And yes, my father was a diabetic, I know all about what happens when they get "shaky" from low sugar.

Steve @ 2/12/2012 3:10 PM

These officers were so wrong on this one. Diabetics do not act drunk nor do they smell of alcohol. The breath is fruity and if they suffer hypoglycemia, they are shaky. I taught police officers and security officers how to deal with diabetics. Oh yes, both my wife and I are diabetic and have been for over 35 years. Maybe the officers in this case need training. It might have saved the city and county a bunch of money.

Nevada WatchDog @ 6/23/2012 2:40 PM

Nevada Highway Patrol corruption, dash cam tampering & retaliation - The Mike Weston story

http://youtu.be/cFX8bjPCWlo

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