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A man with the use of only his left wrist says Sacramento Police officers used too much force Sunday during a traffic stop.

Diantae Hogan, 24, was the passenger in a car his cousin was driving. They were pulled over near El Camino Avenue and Del Paso Boulevard for not having license plates.

wheelchairHe said he was physically unable to get out of the car, despite police orders. He’s been confined to a wheelchair for the last four years after a gunshot injury.

“They’re saying that I am refusing to get out of the car when I can’t get out of the car myself,” Hogan told FOX40.

Video of the ordeal, shot by Hogan’s cousin, shows him being pulled from the car and dragged on the ground. He adds that his left wrist, the only one not paralyzed, was fractured.

Sacramento Police Officer Michele Gigante says a two-minute video doesn’t capture the 50-minute incident.

“(Hogan) didn’t want to go. It’s not that he couldn’t,” Gigante said. “The officers gave him all kinds of options.”

Gigante says the officers’ actions were justified.

Hogan told FOX40 that he has no criminal record. A check with the Sacramento County Superior Court turned up empty.

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