Panel rules in favor of reinstating fired New Haven officer involved in incident that left man paralyzed

Randy Cox was left paralyzed from the chest down in June of 2022 after an officer driving a police van Cox was riding in stopped suddenly, sending him head first into a metal partition.

Nicole Alarcon Soares

Jan 23, 2024, 3:05 AM

Updated 180 days ago


A vote on Monday says a fired New Haven police officer involved in the Randy Cox incident should get reinstated.
That decision came from the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration.
Court records show that Oscar Diaz was driving the police van that braked hard to avoid a crash, partially paralyzing Cox from the chest down.
There were no seatbelts in the van.
The handling and treatment of Cox resulted in multiple charges, terminations and a settlement on his behalf.
City officials say they do not agree with the move to reinstate Diaz.

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