NYC Shoplifter Awarded $510,000 From Jury For Broken Ankle

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CBS News – 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.

“This shows that a regular person who has his rights violated can still go to court and do something,” Jarman’s lawyer, Anthony Ofodile, told the New York Post.

The Post 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.


  • Lynn E. Carter

    God konly knows what the jerk will get if he breaks his other ankle. Breaking the law got him to court, and he walks away rich??? Seems there’s not a full deck of cards in this story, or, do the laws of the land dissrespect our U.S. Law Enforcement?

    • John

      The law enforcement usually is the problem they think they are big shots so they throw people down kick and step on them …..I have seen some terrible things they have done to not only men but to women too…….Looks like this time they got caught……

  • AmericanDreamin'

    Is that how it’s done??? I’m going to live the American Dream and retire early as soon as I put in my 2 weeks notice and head to Walmart.


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