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No Accidental Disability Retirement Benefits for Officer Injured While Arresting Suspect

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 146 | 0 | 0 min read

A New York appellate court upheld the denial of accidental disability retirement benefits to a police officer for an injury sustained in the course of arresting a suspected drug dealer. Case: Mitchell v. DiNapoli, No. 524029, 10/05/2017, published. Facts: Anthony Mitchell worked as a police officer. In February 2012, he broke his leg while participating in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer. Mitchell testified that he was crossing a street to investigate the whereabouts of the suspect when he slipped on an unknown substance, hit a crack in the pavement and fell to the ground.  The ...

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