Police Abuse

NYC Pays Out $300K Over Police Beating of Elderly Couple

Of course, the officers killed a dog, too

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HEAVILY ARMED police commandos battered a senior couple and killed their dog inside their Brooklyn home — and now the city will pay $300,000 to settle the case.

Breast cancer survivor Elaine McCarthy, now 71, was reading a Bible in her Canarsie bedroom, and partially paralyzed stroke victim Egbert Thomas, 73, was watching a John Wayne flick on TV when at least five Emergency Service Unit cops rammed through a basement door on Sept. 6, 2008, and began their rampage.

The cops — led by an officer who would later commit suicide after another allegation of excessive force, court papers show — weren't in hot pursuit of a perp, which could have explained why they tossed the seniors aside like rag dolls.