An NYPD cop is set to become rich at taxpayer expense — after a jury awarded him $15 million for an injury he suffered in an off-duty scuffle with fellow officers.
Officer Larry Jackson says his hand was fractured so badly after police responded to a 911 call during his daughter’s birthday party that he can no longer fire his gun and may have to retire.
The officer claims the other cops mistook him for a troublemaker at the 2010 party because he is black and roughed him up, resulting in the injury.
Stunned city lawyer Matthew Modaferri called the mammoth award exorbitant.
“The verdict is clearly excessive,” Modaferri said.