Police Mistake Man In Diabetic Shock For Drunk Driver And Beat Him Down; Pay $300k Settlement
38-year-old Adam Greene was awarded a $300,000 settlement after being handily beaten down by Nevada police back in 2010. It’s a story that has been under the radar and is just now bubbling to the surface. You see, this isn’t a police brutality case against an African American. Greene is a Caucasian man who was pulled over by the Nevada Highway Patrol back on October 29th, 2010.
Portions of the incident were captured on dashboard camera video that has been released to the public. The videos show Greene swerving down Lake Mead Parkway. The vehicle stops at a red light and he is approached by an officer who pulls his gun, kicks the driver side door and yells “Don’t move!” What the officer doesn’t know is that the reason Greene was swerving was because he was going into diabetic shock. Nevertheless, the officers proceeded to deliver a shocking beatdown.
A second officer approaches to handcuff Greene and other troopers move in to drag the dazed Greene from his vehicle. A total of five officers hold Greene down while another proceeds to kick him in the face. One of the officers can be heard yelling for Greene to stop resisting but it is clear that Greene is doing nothing but taking kicks in the face. After a few moments, one of the officers finds a vial of insulin and realizes that they have been beating up a man in diabetic shock. Greene was later treated at a local hospital and was not charged with anything during the traffic stop. Greene spoke to KTNV about the incident.
“I ended up with two broken ribs. I had some cuts and a black eye on my face,” Greene told KTNV. “I was confused, but I wasn’t resisting and I would think this would be incorrect and inappropriate behavior whether I was drunk … or not drunk.”
Greene won a lawsuit against the City of Henderson and the state of Nevada and received nearly $300k for his troubles.
“We hold no ill will towards the officers involved or the other police officers in the city and we support them and we’re ready to move on,” Greene said to 8newsnow. But is $300,000 enough for what Greene had to endure? One of the officers was disciplined and still remains involved with the police department. How’s that for justice?