A former Marine who says police beat him up while he waited for the bus was awarded $2 million in a lawsuit that some jurors said reminded them of the infamous videotaped beating in Los Angeles.
"I feel so good," Leroy Williams, 36, a truck driver from the Bronx, said after the verdict Thursday. "Justice has been served."Williams accused Port Authority Bus Terminal police of fracturing his skull and puncturing his eardrum in an unprovoked beating on Sept. 25, 1984. The lawsuit claimed assault, false arrest and violation of Williams' civil rights.
The state Supreme Court jury found Williams acted lawfully and the police acted without justification.