NEW HAVEN, Conn. –– Renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump released the following statement on behalf of the legal team for Richard (Randy) Cox in response to the internal investigation which recommended the firing of the four officers involved in the arrest that left Randy Cox paralyzed. Officer Oscar Diaz, Officer Ronald Pressley, Officer Jocelyn Lavandier, Officer Luis Rivera, and Sergeant Betsy Segui have been charged with misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment and cruelty to persons. Cox is now paralyzed from the chest down due to severe injuries sustained in the back of a police van during transport on June 19.
“Randy and his family are encouraged that these officers are being held accountable for their actions resulting in Randy’s horrific, life-altering injuries. We are hopeful that the city and police department understand that their actions and lack thereof played a critical role in Randy’s permanent and life-changing condition. These officers were sworn to protect their community, but they inflicted unnecessary and traumatizing harm to Randy, who will pay the price for the rest of his life. Randy prays every day that he can get into a facility that can provide him the care that he needs to live life to the fullest as a quadriplegic individual.”
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