RS: A California man is suing the Yuba City Police Department after its officers broke his spine and left him paralyzed.
The Los Angeles Times reports that attorneys representing 65-year-old Gregory Gross released body camera video this week showing former Yuba City Police Officer Joshua Jackson slamming Gross to the ground during a traffic stop.
After Gross was subdued, he complained about Jackson and the other officers hurting him, to which one of them replied, “It’s called pain compliance.”
Gross was then taken to a hospital, where he repeatedly complained that he had no feeling in his legs, to which one officer replied, “Mr. Gross, we are done with your silly little games.”
However, after being examined by medical professionals, Gross learned that he would need to undergo treatment to repair spinal damage he incurred during his encounter with police.
The new lawsuit claims Yuba City Police Officer Joshua Jackson broke Gregory Gross’ neck. https://t.co/sQ07NxlxNC
— The Press Democrat (@NorthBayNews) January 6, 2022
“It’s about police brutality that destroyed his life,” Gross’ attorney, Moseley Collins, tells the LA Times. “Greg doesn’t want this to happen to anyone else.”
Gregory Gross's new lawsuit claims Yuba City Police Officer Joshua Jackson broke Gross’ neck. Police allege that Gross was driving drunk. https://t.co/JyEcMS37o9
— KTVU (@KTVU) January 7, 2022
Yuba City, CA cop Joshua Jackson stopped a 65-year-old motorist & slammed the unarmed mil vet to the ground so forcefully that he broke his neck and back. Cop explained it was "pain compliance." Lawsuit filed. Cops were all cleared.#EndQualifiedImmunityhttps://t.co/BF56ouCjBY
— IncarcerNation (@IncarcerNation) January 6, 2022
The Yuba City Police Department declined to give a comment on the lawsuit, although it did say that former Officer Jackson hasn’t been employed by the department since last February.
‘Destroyed his life’ Cops break 65 year old man’s spine then mock his complaints as ‘silly little games’ https://t.co/wlErT6RwYJ
Attorneys released body camera video showing former Yuba City Police Officer Joshua Jackson slamming Gross to the ground during a traffic stop.
— Holly Williams (@hwilliams0085) January 7, 2022