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Man allegedly cuffed too tightly cannot prove that injuries were caused by officer's misconduct

Gary Oliver sued Cory Smith of the Dearborn Heights Police Department, alleging that Smith handcuffed him too tightly, causing long-term injury.  Oliver was allegedly belligerent and uncooperative when Smith and his partner stopped the car in which Oliver was a passenger, and attempted to administer field sobriety tests to the driver.  The Court noted that Oliver's injuries were "subjective" and may be significant enough to warrant a legal claim, but that he could not prove that they resulted from his cuffs being too tight.  It suggested that they may have been caused by his own actions in resisting arrest.

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