Asked if he would have handled the matter the same way again, Deputy Glans said he would, but not if he knew it was being filmed. He acknowledged that he did not know the incident was being videotaped.Just another bully with a badge. Sgt. Shawn R. Glans, 48, who has been a police officer for 27 years, was suspended without pay pending an internal investigation. Glans is also responsible for a 1999 head-on collision driving close to three times the posted speed limit around a sharp curve when he lost control of his vehicle. Glans crossed into the oncoming lane and smashed head-on into Douglas McEachron's car.
McEachron suffered critical brain injuries and was paralyzed. A federal jury found Glans was negligent in the crash. McEachron received a $6M settlement.