By Amanda Spence
ATLANTA — A person has been awarded $100 million from a jury after he was tased in 2018 by an Atlanta police officer throughout a foot pursuit.
Jerry Blasingame, 65, who fell and hit his head on concreate following the incident, is now paralyzed from the neck down and wishes care across the clock, in keeping with 11 Alive. Ven Johnson, Blasingame’s lawyer, mentioned Officer Jon Grubbs struck Blasingame, who was panhandling on the time, within the again with the TASER about 10 toes away. In physique digicam video, Blasingame will be seen mendacity unconscious.
“Jerry then fell once more, face ahead, face planted in smashing his head, a number of facial fractures, mind harm and broke his neck,” Johnson mentioned.
The jury dominated that the town and the officer are responsible of violating the sufferer’s civil rights and that Officer Grubbs used an unreasonable quantity of power, in keeping with the report. Blasingame was awarded $40 million from the officer and $60 million from the division.