Thursday, July 12, 2012

TIH: NYC settles with Abner Louima for $8.75 million

The NYPD attack on Abner Louima was one of the worst police brutality incidents  in recent american history. On this day in 2004 the City settled the case for a total of $8.75 million. Some sources list the date of the settlement as July 30. This was the largest settlement in a police brutality case in NYC history.  A number of officers were sentenced to prison.  Unfortunately, NYPD has a long history of police brutality (see the book Street Justice by Marilynn S. Johnson.  However, this incident should not tarnish the reputations of the brave men and women of NYPD who became heroes on 9-11.

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