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  • Disabled NY man dragged off bus cleared of charges

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  • SYRACUSE — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a disabled central New York man who was shocked with a stun gun by police and dragged off a public bus after he refused to sit down.
    Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick told local media outlets Thursday he’s troubled by a video of the May 3 encounter between 35-year-old Brad Hulett and Syracuse police. He also decided there wasn’t enough evidence to support the charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
    Hulett’s lawyer has filed notice he’ll sue the city, county and the transit system over the episode, which left Hulett with a broken hip.
    Hulett has said he was standing because previous injuries made sitting difficult.
    Police and other officials have declined to comment because of the pending lawsuit.
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