HENDERSON -- News 3 has compelling video of an incident involving several Henderson police officers and a driver who apparently suffered a diabetic attack.
The 2010 incident was recorded by a dash camera mounted on one of the Nevada Highway Patrol officer's car.
The video evidence was enough to prompt city leaders to agree to a big settlement at Tuesday's council meeting. Henderson leaders agreed to award Adam Greene and his wife more than $292,500 as a result of an incident that took place Oct. 29, 2010.
Greene and his wife are receiving the monetary award from Henderson police and the state of Nevada to settle a federal lawsuit stemming from a kicking and punching attack on the man during the traffic stop. The Henderson City Council approved a $158,500 settlement for Greene, his wife received $99,000 and the state agreed to pay $35,000.
The video is pretty graphic. Greene had apparently been swerving on the road. He suffered a diabetic episode but was able to eventually stop.
The video shows an armed Henderson officer with gun drawn approaching the stopped vehicle. Adam Greene is behind the wheel but unresponsive.
The officer kicks the driver's side window, opens the door and shouts at Greene not to move. Within seconds he is dragged from the car and thrown face down on the pavement. At that point, five more officers approach and begin beating and kicking Greene.
One officer yells at Greene to stop resisting even though it appears he is completely defenseless.
Attorneys say green suffered broken ribs and other injuries to his face, neck and scalp. Only after the beating did one of the officers involved discovered insulin inside Greene's pocket.
The police eventually released Greene and he was never cited. Greene then drove himself to the hospital for treatment.
On Tuesday night, more than a year later, the city of Henderson released a statement that says in part. "the training on use of force techniques was subsequently modified. These changes were implemented during 2011 and the Henderson Police Department seen a 30 percent reduction of total use of force incidents..."
NHP Officer Jeremie Elliott said Wednesday that the NHP’s involvement in the incident included making the video from a dashboard camera and in helping Henderson officers make the arrest. He did say NHP involvement included paying $35,000 as part of the settlement, but denied that NHP officers were involved in the beating of Greene.
News 3 has learned that only one officer with the Henderson Police Department was disciplined as a result of the incident. News 3 has also identified one Henderson police officer involved as Sgt. Brett Seekatz, a nine-year veteran on the force.
The other three officers involved have been identified as Officer Douglas Lynaugh, Officer Francis Shipp, and Officer Seth Vanbeveren
All Henderson officers seen on that tape are still employed with the police department.