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Jury awards shoplifter $500,000 for broken ankle

Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 08:27:21-04

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn jury has awarded $510,000 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.

Jarman had filed the suit after pleading guilty to shoplifting at a Queens Pathmark in 2011.

The New York Post reports this is not the first payout Jarman has received 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.

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