In February of 2015, 26-year-old Miles November fled from the police in his car after he was pulled over for a DUI. As the police pursued him, November lost control of his vehicle, which caused him to flip several times over a distance of 100 feet. After the officers arrived on the scene and pulled him out of the vehicle, he resisted their orders and tried to fight them.
But this is where any sympathy for these police officers is lost, because when Miles November emerged from the vehicle, he was soaked in gasoline. Officer Ryan Swope then fired his taser at November, which lit him on fire and put him in the hospital. A recent lawsuit filed against Chesterfield County Virginia, alleges that the police could smell gasoline at the scene, and were ordered not to use their tasers, but Swope tazed him anyway.
Miles November had to remain in the hospital for 6 months, and endured 35 surgeries for the burns that covered 86% of his body. He eventually contracted sepsis, breathing problems, and kidney failure as well. According to the lawsuit, “For many months he was completely unable to feed himself, clothe himself, stand up or walk and was even unable, without significant assistance, to sit up in his bed.” To this day he has limited mobility, and is expected to be crippled for life.
Miles November already owes $6.5 million in medical bills, and is seeking $95 million in compensation for “gross negligence, battery, and breach of assumed duties.”
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