Panhandler Awarded $100M After Cop Tased Him, Leaving Him Paralyzed
Jerry Blasingame was previously homeless and now justice has made him a millionaire.
August 31, 2022 at 9:29 pm
The incident occurred on July 10, 2018. The then-65-year-old Blasingame was accosted by Officer Jon Grubbs while he was asking drivers for money in downtown Atlanta. The two engaged in a foot chase and as Blasingame ran away, Grubbs shocked him with a stun gun, causing the elderly man to fall and break his neck. Blasingame was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital’s trauma center, where it was determined that he had suffered a severe spinal cord injury and lost the use of all four limbs. His injury ensured that he would need round-the-clock care and live in a residential care facility for the rest of his life, the Independent reports.