In 2019, Boston Police arrested a Black man named Al Copeland, after he suffered a stroke while driving and pulled over to the side of the road.
Instead of calling an ambulance, police assumed Copeland was drunk. They arrested him and left him in a holding cell for hours before finally sending him to the hospital.
The city of Boston quietly agreed to a $1.3 million legal settlement, but the physical damage to Copeland is permanent.
Consider This guest host Yasmin Amer speaks with WBUR senior reporter Ally Jarmanning, who first reported this story last week.