Officials in Orangeburg, South Carolina, agreed to pay $ 650,000 to Clarence Gailyard, who was trampled on his head and neck by a city police officer. Gailyard walked with a cane wrapped in tape that someone mistook for a firearm. That person called 911. Officer David Lance Dukes answered and ordered Gailyard to drop to the ground. Gailyard, who walks with a cane and has pins and rods in one leg, did not obey fast enough for Dukes, who hit his head on the ground. Dukes was fired and later charged with battery and battery. The city has also apologized to Gailyard.