Friday, April 21, 2017

PTSD on Trial: Former Police Officer, Veteran Marine

Former Norfolk officer testifies he had PTSD when he shot the man who's suing him

The ex-officer being sued by the man he shot more than four years ago testified Friday that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder at the time and struggles to deal with stressful situations in which he doesn’t have control.
Robertson, a Marine who served in the Middle East, was later diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder for symptoms that had been happening before that day. Because of his PTSD, he struggled when he wasn’t able to move freely. 
Robertson, who worked as a Norfolk officer for six years, quit the force in December 2015. His lawyer, Alan Rashkind, said his client had to retire because of how badly he was hurt when Mitchell dragged him, which required two shoulder surgeries and fusion of two vertebrae in his neck. read more here