Jury awards $3 million to ex-correction officer who says he was beaten by New York City police


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NEW YORK — A jury has awarded $3 million to a New York man who says he was beaten by police officers in the Bronx.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1tF8Xiw) jurors reached the decision in Herminio Pizarro's case on Thursday.

The former state correction officer says he's undergone two neck surgeries since the alleged 2007 beating.

Pizarro says officers dragged him into a police station bathroom and beat him after a confrontation at a street fair.

The newspaper says the jury ordered the city to pay $2 million for pain and suffering and $1 million in punitive damages.

A city lawyer told the newspaper the city is "disappointed with the verdict" and reviewing its options.

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