Syracuse Mayoral candidate Pat Hogan has jumped into the fray in the recent controversy surrounding a disabled city man who was tasered by police and suffered a broken hip.
The incident occurred on a Centro bus in May, when Brad Hulett refused to get off the bus because he wanted to stand instead of sit. Two Syracuse Police officers are seen on a video dragging Hulett off the bus and tasering him. Hulett spent the night in jail with a broken hip and was never taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.
On Monday, Democrat Pat Hogan says he's deeply troubled by the story of Brad Hulett and is appalled by the way he was treated.
In a statement, Hogan says "if Brad Hulett were my son, it would be outraged and would want justice and answers."
Hogan also goes on to slam the Mayor and the Police Chief. Hogan said "there is silence for the Mayor and the Police Chief. This is a dereliction of duty."
Hogan also says he firmly believes the Police Chief is mismanaging the incident and firmly believes it's at the direction of his boss, the Mayor.