Riker’s Island Inmate Recovers $750,000 Settlement From City and NYC Department of Corrections

Michael Turner v. The City of New York, et al.
A Riker’s Island inmate has received a settlement in his suit against the City of New York and the New York City Department of Corrections for a 2010 altercation with corrections officers. A search of the inmate’s cell by the corrections officers blossomed into a physical altercation between the parties once the inmate was accused of having contraband in his possession. As a result of the incident, the inmate sustained a fractured hip. He sued the defendants, alleging that the officers used excessive force and failed to provide him with timely treatment of his injury. The parties negotiated a pretrial settlement of $725,000.

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