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Charges Dropped Against Disabled Syracuse Man

Charges Dropped Against Disabled Syracuse Man

 

Onondaga County District Attorney William J. Fitzpatrick announced today that his Office joined in a defense motion to dismiss the Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct charges against Brad Hulett as a result of his arrest on May 3, 2013.  The Honorable Theodore Limpert dismissed the charges after hearing argument from Mr. Hulett’s attorney and listening to the position articulated by the assigned assistant district attorney.

“After a thorough review of all the facts and circumstances in this case, we have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to sustain either charge against Mr. Hulett. This is a purely legal decision, based upon the available evidence and the law and it is consistent with our legal and ethical obligations to ensure justice,” said District Attorney Fitzpatrick. “I am troubled by the video captured on the CENTRO bus. Video recorded by surveillance cameras at the CENTRO bus station that may have captured the incident outside the bus was not preserved by CENTRO. 

 I am also concerned about inconsistencies in the police reports written in this case and it doesn’t help that the ‘Use of Force’ Report was not generated until after a story about this incident appeared in the Post Standard on August 1, 2013,” said Fitzpatrick.

 

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