Jury: Troopers didn’t use excessive force on diabetic driver


CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A man who claims New Jersey state police wrestled him to the ground along a highway while he was in diabetic shock has lost his excessive force lawsuit.

A federal jury ruled against Daniel Fried last week, culminating a six-day trial.

The Springfield, Pennsylvania, resident was found slumped behind the wheel along a southern New Jersey highway near Philadelphia in 2010.

He says troopers thought he was intoxicated and resisting arrest. He claims they used excessive force and seriously hurt him, hitting him with a baton and handcuffing him.

Attorneys for the state say Fried declined an ambulance and gave inconsistent answers on whether he was diabetic.

Fried’s attorney says his client is considering an appeal.

A state police spokesman says the agency is encouraged by the verdict.