Diabetic files suit against NYPD over insulin shot

The News Leader

August 6, 2010 2:01:20 PM PDT
A diabetic man arrested while injecting himself with insulin on a New York City subway has sued the NYPD.

Juan Castillo claims he went into diabetic shock because he was held for 30 hours without his medication.

The 25-year-old Manhattan man says he was arrested on disorderly conduct for placing his foot on a subway seat last Sept. 17. He says he had to raise his leg to administer the insulin through his pants.

Castillo says he takes insulin five times a day.

A judge later dismissed the charge.


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