- By Eric Sanders
- In Abuse of State Power, Blog, Civil Rights Law, Color Discrimination, News, Race Discrimination, Retaliation
An NYPD officer claims in a lawsuit that he may be forced to retire due to a hand injury he sustained during a brutal beat down by fellow officers outside his Queens home.
Larry Jackson contends the cops – who responded to a 911 call from his wife about a gun-wielding man who had crashed their daughter’s birthday party – mistook him for the perpetrator because he’s black.
Jackson was beaten with police batons, kicked and doused with pepper spray by unidentified cops from the 113th Precinct last summer. He suffered a fracture to his shooting hand and will likely have to file for a disability retirement, according to the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
“My client is looking forward to holding the police department accountable for their lack of response to this persistent problem,” said lawyer Eric Sanders.