Apr 12

NYC officer awarded $325,000 for injury

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer who was denied a tax-free injury pension after she was shot in the hand will get $325,000.

The award settles a federal lawsuit filed by Officer Pamela Walker. Walker was shot during an annual weapons inspection at a Manhattan precinct in 2002.

Court papers say Walker claimed another officer accidentally depressed the trigger while handing her a .38-caliber gun.

The papers say she said the officer didn’t get aid after she was shot.

The NYPD insisted her injury was self-inflected. She was approved for a line-of-duty pension but the pension board deadlocked on the issue. She wound up with a pension that is taxable.

A Law Department spokeswoman told the Daily News the settlement was in the best interest of all parties.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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