SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A disabled man who survived being hit by two trains in the early 1990s is suing the city of Syracuse after police dragged him off a public transit bus when he refused to sit down. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that 35-year-old Brad Hulett has filed notices saying he intends to sue the city, Onondaga County and Centro, the public bus service for the Syracuse area.
Hulett claims two Syracuse police officers used excessive force when they used a stun gun on him and dragged him off a Centro bus on May 3 after he refused the driver's orders to sit down. Hulett suffered a broken hip. Hulett says his injuries from being hit by two trains in 1991 make it difficult for him to sit while on a bus.