LINCOLN — A Lincoln man who was being held on minor charges when he was found paralyzed in his cell is suing the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County.
Arok Atem’s lawsuit says police should have taken him into emergency protective custody upon his arrest.
Atem walked into a Lincoln hospital with breathing problems last year. He was arrested after becoming belligerent and throwing a phone and computer monitor. Police believed Atem was drunk.
It's unclear how Atem, who is now a quadriplegic, was injured. — AP
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