Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A Syracuse man is planning legal action after police were captured on surveillance video using a taser on him.
Three months ago, Brad Hulett says he was planning to do what he always does – ride the bus while standing up – when a driver told him to sit.
When he refused, Syracuse Police responded. When Hulett declined to get off the bus, police deployed the taser.
Now, Hulett and his attorney, Rick Guy, say they plan to sue the city, the county, and the bus service.
NewsChannel 9 reached out to all three parties.
The mayor’s office, Onondaga County, and the police say they can’t comment because of pending litigation.
Centro replied via email:
Centro does not comment on matters of pending litigation. Centro drivers are trained to constantly assess passenger safety and take action where they feel passenger safety may be a concern. This includes requesting passengers to sit when seats are available.