NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An elderly man who was injured during a jaywalking offense wants to sue the city for $5 million.
The cops were doing a safety campaign near 96th and Broadway in January. Kang Chung Wong, 85, was stopped and accused of jaywalking. It escalated, partly because Wong doesn’t speak English, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.
Police insisted that officers did not strike Wong deliberately, and that when an officer pulled out a summons book and began writing a ticket, a struggle ensued.
During the struggle, police claimed, Wong fell to the ground and struck his head.
“The next thing you know, he’s viciously thrown against the wall, he has neurological injuries, he’s unconscious,” Wong’s lawyer Sanford Rubenstein said. “Thrown to the ground, his head is gashed open, all over alleged jaywalking?”