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Police say CT man may be paralyzed after in-custody injury

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Officials say a Connecticut man may be paralyzed after he was injured when the officer driving him in a police van braked to avoid a crash. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said Monday that 36-year-old Richard Cox suffered a spinal injury after he was arrested on a gun charge Sunday night. Acting police Chief Regina Rush-Kittle said at a news conference that Cox was in the back of a police van when the officer driving the vehicle made an abrupt stop to avoid a crash. She said Cox suffered a serious injury and may be paralyzed. Rush-Kittle ordered an internal affairs investigation into Cox's arrest and injury.