09/30/2013

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
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New York Daily News

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.

Full Story: Ex-Brooklyn cop sues city because her Mace didn’t work, leading to suspect breaking her wrist  

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