Top 10 Payouts On Claims Against NYPD
New York's top 10 payouts on claims against police, for the decade ending June 30, 2008:
_ Franklyn Waldron: $8 million to a man shot and paralyzed by a police officer.
_ Abner Louima: $7.125 million to a man brutally attacked by officers in a police station.
_ Kiros Berhe: $4.25 million to a man hit by a squad car.
_ Sueli Pereira: $3.5 million to a woman who lost a leg after a school safety officer's car hit her.
_ Sami Leka: $3.1 million to a man who spent more than 11 years in prison before his murder conviction was overturned and prosecutors dropped charges.
_ Salimata Sanfo: $3 million to a woman whose husband, Ousmane Zongo, was shot and killed by a police officer during a storage warehouse raid.
_ Joseph Coviello: $2.75 million to a police officer hurt in a collision between two patrol cars.
_ Carol Ann Jones: $2.5 million to a woman whose knee was fractured when a police car hit her.
_ Richard Bolds: $2.25 million to a man hurt in an encounter with police.
_ Family of Patrick Dorismond: $2.25 million to the family of an unarmed security guard shot dead during a scuffle with an undercover detective.
Several major payouts have been approved since July 2008. Among them:
_ Barry Gibbs: $9.9 million to a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 19 years behind bars after a police detective framed him.
_ Estate of Sean Bell: $3.25 million to the family of an unarmed man shot dead by police on his wedding day. Separately, the city paid a total of $3.9 million to two of Bell's friends who were wounded in the 50-bullet police barrage.
_ Wilson Ramos: $6 million to a bystander who was shot in the head and partially paralyzed by police who were in a gunfight with a suspect.
Sources: New York City Comptroller's Office, New York City Law Department, court records, news accounts.