Update on $4,500,000 Jury Verdict for Cop Who Shot Himself in Knee

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We wrote about Detective Anderson Alexander back in December, here. He's the former former New York City policeman who accidentally shot himself in the knee when a defective chair broke at his precinct house.

Detective Alexander sued the city claiming that it was responsible for the broken chair (and that he was not responsible for the gun's discharge). Alexander won and the jury awarded him $4,500,000.

We predicted that the city would appeal and that's in the works now. The trial judge issued a short decision a few months after the verdict in which he stated that the damages award was reasonable. Just this week, the appellate court issued a brief order extending the city's time to file its appellate briefs until November 13, 2009.

In the meantime, here is how the $4,500,000 damages verdict broke down....

Please see full article below for more information.

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