Syracuse man awarded $1 million in police brutality case
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse man has been awarded more than $1 million as a result of a police brutality claim against a State Trooper from more than a decade ago.
The Syracuse Post-Standard is reporting a state judge awarded David Reynolds, 48, the money after an incident back in December 2001 that left him with serious injuries to the head and back. The newspaper reports Reynolds was pulled over by Trooper Thomas Connor in Wolcott in Wayne County during a traffic stop. And according to the report, Connor handcuffed Reynolds, then slammed his head into the back of his car eight or nine times.
The judge found that the trooper committed assault and battery and said State Police didn't investigate the police brutality complaint adequately.