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Gasia Thomas, severely injured after touching downed power lines Gasia Thomas, severely injured after touching downed power lines
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The Cleveland Police Union says an officer has received a 20 day suspension for his handling of a case of downed wires near where a child was severely shocked.

Officer Gary Spiegelmeyer pled no contest to administrative charges Wednesday.

Just after Super Storm Sandy Spiegelmeyer got a call to guard downed power lines on Cleveland's east side. He said he was told they were harmless phone wires.

Hours later Gasia Thomas touched downed wires in that same block. She nearly died.

The incident left her permanently disabled.

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