Brian Sterner, a quadriplegic, was booked for an alleged traffic violation. To search him, police dumped him from his wheelchair and searched him while he laid prone on the floor of the Orient Road jail.
The Major in charge at the Orient Jail told reporters there isn’t a report of the incident, since they claim there was no problem with, nor did they cause a problem for, anyone in a wheelchair, particularly Brian Sterner.
Hillsborough County, Florida
January 29, 2008