SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Charges have been dropped against a disabled man in Syracuse who was tased for standing on a CENTRO bus. The resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges against Brad Hulett were dismissed by the District attorney's office.
Hulett had often stood on buses because it was painful for him to sit. But on May 3rd, a driver insisted he sit or leave the bus. Police were called in and tried to order Hulett off the bus. When he refused, he was tased.
During his subsequent removal, he fractured a hip.
The DA's office felt there was not sufficient evidence to sustain the charges against Hulett.
In a press release, the Onondaga County District Attorney said he was troubled by the video captured on the CENTRO bus and concerned about "inconsistencies in the police reports written in this case."