Man Holds No Grudge After Officer Beating - 8 News NOW

Man Holds No Grudge After Officer Beating

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HENDERSON, Nev. -- A man seen on video being kicked and punched by police officers is ready to forgive officers for the incident. Some of the officers have been identified after the State of Nevada and the Henderson City Council approved a settlement to be paid out to the victim.

Adam Greene hopes what happened to him will help bring awareness to the way officers are trained to deal with people with medical conditions. He was beaten by an officer when police thought he was resisting a traffic stop.

"I ended up with two broken ribs and a black eye, some vision problems and some bruises," he said.

On the morning of October 29, 2010, Greene was driving to work. Henderson Police thought Greene was driving drunk, but he was having a diabetic attack.

Read a statement by Henderson Police

"My next conscience memory after that was being pushed up against the front of the police car with handcuffs on," he said.

In the tape, you can clearly see three of the officers, identified as Henderson Police Sgt. Brett Seekatz, NHP Trooper John Sydney, and NHP Sgt. Anthony Bandiero, taking Greene down. Soon, officers realized he was having a medical episode and called for help.

"I think it was apparent from watching the tape that I wasn't resisting in any way," said Greene. "I think in this instance, it spun out of control quickly and it was handled incorrectly and inappropriately by the officers involved."

But for Greene, it's what he doesn't remember that has helped him move forward.

"I think it helps that I don't remember it," he said. "I'm far removed from something that was so personal and I think that helps me to forgive them."

Combined, the state and Henderson settled with Greene's family for a total of $292,500. Despite the incident, Greene doesn't hold a grudge.

"We hold no ill will towards the officers involved or the other police officers in the city and we support them and we're ready to move on," he said.

Since the incident, Henderson Police said they've seen a 30 percent decrease in the amount of use of force cases and are also reviewing the way they train their officers to handle these types of situations.

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