NEW YORK (AP) — 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.