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Man, 85, Suing City for Millions After Allegedly Being Injured by Police

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An 85-year-old man is suing the city for millions after allegedly being injured by police officers who were trying to ticket him for jaywalking.

Kang Wong, 85, is asking for $5 million in damages stemming from the January 19 incident.

His lawyer says Wong did not understand why he was being stopped.

When one of the officers walked away with his ID, Wong protested, and that's when they allegedly knocked him to the ground.

His lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, said some of the blame lies with the NYPD's "broken windows" policy, which encourages police to crack down on minor quality-of-life offenses.

"Broken windows is a broken policy," Rubenstein said. The truth of the matter is, a) we don't need people like Mr. Wong to suffer the way he did over allegedly jaywalking. It's not right."

"He's not back to his normal self where he goes out on his own and do, you know, be an independent person, constantly looking over his shoulder whenever he's crossing the street. He's always afraid that a policeman will come from behind."

Wong was crossing the street near 96th and Broadway when he was stopped.

The City Law Department said it will review the suit once it receives the papers.

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