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Jury awards shoplifter $500,000 for broken ankle

  • The Associated Press
  • Published Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, July 18, 2014, at 11:22 a.m.

— A Brooklyn jury has awarded more than $500,000 to a man who sued the city for a broken ankle he suffered during an arrest for shoplifting.

The jury awarded Kevin Jarman $510,000 on Wednesday for the injury.

The 50-year-old Jarman had filed the suit after pleading guilty to shoplifting at a Queens Pathmark in 2011.

The New York Post (http://bit.ly/1ssnDAX ) reports that Jarman has received other payouts from the city.

In 2005, he sued the NYPD for false arrest after a drug sale charge was dropped. The city settled for $15,000.

Last month, the city settled for $20,000 after Jarman sued police for false arrest in another drug case.

Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com

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