City: Man in wheelchair incident likely injured beforehand

(WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of Lafayette claims a man who was pushed over in a wheelchair by a police officer may have received injuries prior to the incident.

In a federal lawsuit filed in 2013, Nicholas Kincade claimed he received injuries and his wheelchair was damaged when he was pushed over.

According to court documents, Kincade told a school security officer he had been beat up or jumped over prescription pills the night before his run-in with police.

Kincade claims he was trying to get to the bus stop when Lafayette Police Officer Tom Davidson pushed him over.

The city states that Kincade ignored an order to leave the area and ran his wheelchair directly towards Davidson.

Davidson was suspended and demoted after the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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