Suspect left paralyzed after arrest

The family of a man paralyzed after being taken into custody in New Haven, Connecticut, is demanding justice. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has video from the arrest, which some viewers may find disturbing.
1:47 | 06/29/22

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- (IN UNISON) Justice for Randy Cox. ANDREA FUJII: This morning, the family of a man left paralyzed after being arrested by New Haven, Connecticut police is demanding justice - I'm calling for the officers involved to be fired and arrested ANDREA FUJII: Police video shows the arrest of 36-year-old Randy Cox on a gun charge. He was put in the back of a police van with no seatbelts, and when the officer driving the van stopped short-- [HORN HONKING] --Cox slammed his head into a wall and called for help. - Help. Help. - This is a man who has said, I can't move my neck. I can't move my arms. ANDREA FUJII: Police say the officer driving hit the brakes to avoid a crash. Video then shows officers appearing to ignore Cox's plea for help. Later at the police station, dragging him out of the van and roughly putting him in a wheelchair. His family says he's now on a ventilator, paralyzed from the chest down, unable to talk. DOREEN COLEMAN: Please pray for him. Pray for me and the rest of my family. ANDREA FUJII: The case drawing comparisons to the Freddie Gray case in Baltimore in 2015. Gray died after suffering a spinal cord injury in a police van. - This is Freddie Gray case on video. Thank God-- - Thank God. BEN CRUMP: --we got the video, so they can't deny what happens. ANDREA FUJII: In this case, the officer who was driving, and four others, are now on paid leave pending the investigation. KARL JACOBSON: He should have received medical attention immediately. We can't defend anything that was released. - New Haven police say they've stopped using vans without seat belts, and will offer more training to their officers. Cox's attorneys say they will be taking legal action.

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