Hosp-bed shackle victim gets 250G

New York Post - - NEWS - Kathianne Boniello

A jury awarded a Brook­lyn land­lord $250,000 af­ter she sued the city for an ar­rest that left her shack­led to a hos­pi­tal bed for 17 days.

Karen Brim al­leged that the NYPD roughed her up in the stair­well of her Flat­bush build­ing in 2012 as they pur­sued four teens who had been hang­ing out on the roof. Brim told the po­lice the kids were visi­tors, not tres­passers. The of­fi­cers claimed Brim hit one of them with a broom.

Brim ended up in Kings County Hos­pi­tal, where she was hand­cuffed by her wrist and an­kle to her bed (above) for more than two weeks as she awaited mul­ti­ple surg­eries be­fore her ar­raign­ment.

As­sault charges against her were even­tu­ally dropped.

She sued in 2013. The city said the jury based the award on the al­leged use of force. Her at­tor­neys, Mar­shall Bluth, Ger­ald Co­hen and Joshua Fitch, col­lected $375,000 in fees.

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