A federal court jury has awarded San Francisco $504,000 in damages in a lawsuit brought by a one-legged inmate who was taken out of his wheelchair by officers and ordered to jump in another cell, fell en route and was carried face down. to the cell.
Vincent Bell, who had previously had his leg surgically removed, was charged with participating in a murder in 2012 and has since been imprisoned awaiting trial. In January 2018, while being held in a solitary confinement cell at 425 7th St. Jail, a guard, Sgt. Yvette Williams, said Bell insulted her and was dangerous, and ordered her to be moved to a “security cell”, a small padded compound with no toilet.