CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) – Jury selection has begun in the case of a Pennsylvania man who says he was wrestled to the ground along a highway by NJ State Police while he was in diabetic shock.
Daniel Fried’s federal lawsuit against police began Wednesday, nearly six years after he was found slumped behind the wheel along state Route 72 in Burlington County, NJ.com (http://bit.ly/22nrhPB) reported.
In the lawsuit filed in Camden, the Springfield man says troopers thought he was intoxicated behind the wheel and resisting arrest in November 2010. He says they used excessive force and seriously hurt him when they pushed him to the ground, hitting him with a baton and handcuffing him.
Fried’s attorney Aaron Freiwald said the case “ultimately comes down to whether a trooper can treat a person who’s having a medical emergency as if the person is drunk or high on drugs.”