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Topic - Kang Wong
The family and a representative for an 84-year-old Chinese man bloodied during an arrest for jaywalking in New York City say he will not face prosecution.
For many New Yorkers, crossing the street in the middle of the block or against the light is a way of life, part of an attitude that tells everybody, "I'm walkin' here!"
Lawyers for an elderly Chinese man who was arrested for jaywalking filed a claim on Monday for $5 million in damages against New York City police, alleging he was assaulted by officers during the arrest and had to be hospitalized for his injuries.
New York City police roughed up an elderly man who tried to cross a busy Upper West Side street without waiting for the “walk” sign, beating him so badly that he was bloodied, one witness said.
Wong, who speaks only limited English, contends officers roughed him up after he asked for his ID back in Chinese and made a hand gesture.
Kang Wong, 84, who claims he was assaulted by police for jaywalking, is escorted by attorney Sanford Rubenstein, left, to a news conference, in New York, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.