A little over two weeks ago, Dr. David Dao was dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight headed to Louisville. Video of the incident surfaced seemingly making it an open and shut case for Dao. However, the police reports filed are telling a different story.
According to reports released under the Freedom of Information Act, two of the aviation officers blame Dao for his injuries. Officer James Long said…
“The subject started swinging his arms up and down with a closed fist. I was able to grab the subject and pull him away from the window seat towards the aisle. But suddenly the subject started flailing and fighting.”
In addition to that statement Long also implies that Dao is the one responsible for busting his face on armrest. Apparently, Dao knocked on of the officer’s arms away which caused him to fall.
Of course, Dao’s lawyer is denying all of these claims, calling the reports “utter nonsense.”