Bill Berry

Bill Berry (Edmonton, Alberta: 2012) is a 54-year-old man lost his hearing and power of speech after a battle with cancer. He is unable to breathe without the tube that goes through his neck. He entered a court house to pay a traffic ticket when was approached by a police officer. Berry tried to communicate with the sheriff, but the sheriff grabbed him, dislodged his breathing tube, causing Berry to collapse to the ground unable to breathe. Security cameras revealed that Berry was not engaging in aggressive behavior, but the prosecutor declined to press any charges against the officer. In 2017, he reached a settlement of an undisclosed amount against Alberta.