Anthony Patrick Settles Court Case Vs. Police!

20 07 2010

On August 19, 2008, bicyclist Anthony Patrick, of Huntington, West Virginia, was tasered and assaulted by Lawrence County, Ohio Deputy Charles Hammonds and Chesapeake Police Department Dennis Gibson.  Patrick who is an experienced cyclist was riding with another person when Deputy Hammonds told them to get off the road.  Patrick told Hammonds he had as much right to be on the road as the deputy or anyone else as prescribed by Ohio law.  The situation deteriorated after that and ended with Patrick being tasered, arrested, and charged with so called “crimes”  invented by the officers including “Riding a Bicycle on the Roadway,” resisting arrest, failing to obey a lawful order and various other fabrications and falsehoods.

On July 1, 2010 in the United States Federal District Courthouse in Cincinnati after several hours of negotiations, a settlement was reached.  While the settlement figure is confidential, Tony Patrick was very pleased with the outcome and feels justice was done.

Read the full story of the assault on a cyclist by police here.

And here is a link to a Bicycling.com written by a cyclist/police officer.

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