FL: Officers Mistake Cane For Gun and Arrest Visually-Impaired (Disabled) Veteran

Published on December 13, 2022 by

OCt. 31st, 222, 2022 – James Hodges, is visually-impaired. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the incident and investigating.

We are aware of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office body camera video involving the arrest of Mr. James Hodges on October 31, 2022. Sheriff Hunter is troubled by what he has seen in the video and the matter is being addressed. An administrative investigation was initiated on November 3, 2022 when the incident was brought to our attention. If policy violations are sustained at the conclusion of that investigation, appropriate action will be taken. While we understand the frustration and concern associated with this event, please know we are working to resolve this matter as quickly as possible.

James Hodges Florida: A Blind Man Arrested For Walking Stick

Police arrested a legally blind man after they mistook his cane for a gun; the investigation took place, and they are prompting temporarily suspended the deputies involved for their behavior.

Police who arrested him said that he was carrying the gun in his back pocket, it was 8 am, and they might have made a mistake because of the weather and the fog in the morning. 

When he claimed that he didn’t have a gun, the investigation started, and they found out that the Police mistook the cane he was carrying to walk to the weapon. 

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