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Parma man suing first responders for brutality

Parma first responders are being sued for brutality. (WOIO) Parma first responders are being sued for brutality. (WOIO)
PARMA, OH (WOIO) -

A federal lawsuit has been filed accusing Parma first responders of brutality against a man having seizures. 

The suit claims that on August 1, 2013, paramedics rushed to Richard Pettry's home for a man having a seizure. Pettry's niece called 911, and Parma EMS, Fire and Police responded. 

However, the suit claims they ended up tackling Pettry off the bed, and a police officer tasered him repeatedly, thinking the man was high on drugs. 

The lawsuit also claims Pettry spent time in a hospital handcuffed to a bed. He was then released with no charges. 

To read a copy of the lawsuit, click HERE

Civil Rights attorney David Malik filed the suit. He said he couldn't comment on the case, but that the suit speaks for itself. 

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