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84-Year-Old Sues NYPD For $5MM After Violent Jaywalking Arrest

84-Year-Old Sues NYPD For $5MM After Violent Jaywalking Arrest

(Christopher Robbins) The 84-year-old man who needed four staples to his head after the NYPD violently arrested him during a jaywalking stop on the Upper West Side last weekend is suing the city for $5 million.

Kang Wong told the Daily News that he was crossing with the light on West 96th and Broadway that afternoon but admits that the light may have turned red by the time he reached the other side of the street. Wong, who speaks Cantonese and Spanish, said he understood the officer's order to display his ID, but was confused when the officer walked away with it.

Read More: Gothamist

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