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Man Paralyzed After Police Push Him Over Rail For Running From Them: Suit

(DNAINFO) James Fanelli | December 15, 2016 — ‘This is what happens when you run from the cops,’ an officer allegedly said before pushing the man.

Two NYPD officers left a Bronx man a quadriplegic after shoving him over a railing in retaliation for trying to flee from them, a new lawsuit charges.

“This is what happens when you run from the cops,” one of the officers told Eliezer Lopez before pushing him over a railing and sending him tumbling 15 feet to the ground, according to the lawsuit.

Lopez and his wife, Suhail Laureano, filed the lawsuit against the city and the officers in Bronx Supreme Court last week, saying that he landed on his head, crushing his cervical spine. Lopez and Laureano accuse the officers — Luis Linares and Luis Angeles of the 42nd Precinct — of excessive force and of exacerbating his injury by handcuffing and moving him after his fall.

“Permanently paralyzed from the neck down, Mr. Lopez’s care now falls on his wife, Suhail Laureano, and five children,” the lawsuit says.

Source: Man Paralyzed After Police Push Him Over Rail For Running From Them: Suit – Belmont – DNAinfo New York