Police Abuse

Abusive Trooper Costs New York $1M

David Reynolds was awarded the damages after he was beaten during a traffic stop


A judge has ruled that the state must pay a Syracuse man more than $1 million because he was assaulted by a trooper during a traffic stop on an upstate road nearly 11 years ago.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/PIigcj ) that a state Court of Claims judge awarded 48-year-old David Reynolds just over $1 million for the December 2001 incident that left him with serious head and back injuries.