Sunday, June 6, 2010

NY to pay 'Mafia cop' victim record $9.9 million

Image: Barry Gibbs, center; Barry Scheck; Vanessa Ptokin

Highest-ever civil settlement goes to innocent man imprisoned for 19 years

Barry Gibbs, center, speaks at a 2005 news conference where he is flanked by his lawyers, Barry Scheck, right, and Vanessa Potkin in New York, following his release from prison. In a record civil rights lawsuit settlement, Gibbs was awarded $9.9 million settlement from New York City for wrongfully spending 19 years behind bars.

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