New Jersey

Police Face Lawsuit for Wrestling Potential Diabetic Shock Victim to Ground

Jury selection has begun in the case of a Pennsylvania man who says he was wrestled to the ground along a highway by New Jersey State Police while he was in diabetic shock.

Daniel Fried's federal lawsuit against police began Wednesday in Camden.

Fried was found slumped behind the wheel along state Route 72 in Burlington County in 2010.

The Springfield man says troopers thought he was intoxicated behind the wheel and resisting arrest. He says they used excessive force and seriously hurt him, hitting him with a baton and handcuffing him. reports that attorneys for the state say Fried declined an ambulance and gave inconsistent answers on whether he was diabetic.

A state police spokesman says troopers are trained to handle medical emergencies.

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