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Guadriplegic Dumped by Jailer

February 12th, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

4 Hillsborough County Jail guards have been suspended for their role in the dumping of a quadriplegic man from his wheel chair to the floor like a sack of potatoes. Jailers are certified by the state and could face the loss of their certificates to work. Attorney General Bill McCollum had not seen the video until reporter Mike Vasilinda told him about the incident.

Ill be glad to look at it, says McCollum.. Dumping a paraplegic on the ground, based on your description, doesnt seem like something a jailer should be doing by any means. Well be glad to look at it and examine it from the stand point training, and also from the stand point of whether or not some ones civil rights might have been violated.

McCollum did indeed watch the video and has asked his office of civil rights to explore whether the quadriplegic mans rights were violated.

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