“Jury Awards Man, Ex-Wife $1M in Suit Against Officer”

A federal jury has awarded $1.05 million to a man and his former wife who accused a suburban New York police officer of roughing them up .

Source, Associated Press via the New York Law Journal: Jury Awards Man, Ex-Wife $1M in Suit Against Officer

But take a look at the incident that provoked the lawsuit and this pretty large award. To me, the key huh? sentences are here:

…a jury last week cleared Quinoy [defendant] of a false arrest claim but found him liable for assault, battery and excessive force…

Gomez [one of the plaintiffs, with his ex-wife] will also get an undisclosed amount in punitive damages from Quinoy [defendant], who now works as a Mount Vernon police officer.

So. A cop then working for the Sleepy Hollow police force, whose behavior as a cop cost Sleepy Hollow, a small Westchester town, a lot of money for “assault, battery and excessive force,” has now been hired by Mount Vernon, a bigger Westchester town.

Mount Vernon better have some deep pockets.

 

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