Ex-NYPD cop sues over malfunctioning Mace
Brenderline Blake says the injury she received to her wrist ended her career and is seeking damages
By Oren Yaniv
NEW YORK — A Mace canister that malfunctioned ended a Brooklyn cop's career, she claimed in a lawsuit.
Former NYPD Officer Brenderline Blake, 40, alleged she was trying to arrest a suspect in the Macy Ave. subway station in Williamsburg three years ago, but her pepper-spray failed, allowing the law-breaker to fracture her wrist.
Blake, who left the NYPD with three-quarters disability pay, is asking for unspecified damages from the city for the June 26, 2010 incident. After a woman suspect injured the cop, her partner used his mace — which functioned — and the assailant was collared.
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