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Quadriplegic Man Suing RR Police Officers Over Alleged Assault Has Died

Updated: Tuesday, August 19 2014, 08:02 PM CDT

***Attached video is from a previous story***

A man suing the City of Round Rock and six police officers over an alleged assault that left him paralyzed, died Monday night his attorney says.

The $15 million lawsuit stemmed from a night of drinking at Rick's Cabaret.

According to court documents security took William Sullivan's keys so he couldn't drive. Sullivan demanded them back so he could charge his phone to call a friend. Security called police and reported Sullivan was trying to drive drunk.

Documents say when police arrived they pointed their guns at Sullivan and demanded he get out of the car,  but before he could Sullivan claims he was pulled out, thrown to the ground, arrested and charged with DWI.

Sullivan claimed it aggravated a long-standing serious and disabling condition in his back.  Before he was unable to turn his head without turning his entire body -- his lawsuit claimed the incident left him a total quadriplegic and unable to use his arms or legs.

His truck, the same truck he was in the night of the incident carried a handicapped placard.

Sullivan's attorney, Broadus Spivey, did not release his cause of death.

We will update this story as we learn more.

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Quadriplegic Man Suing RR Police Officers Over Alleged Assault Has Died


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