New York Daily News

May 24, 2015, 9:28 AM

  

 

NYPD officers win $226,000 in suit against city for wrongful rehab placement

BY THOMAS TRACY

JESSE WARD/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Two NYPD officers won $151,000 and another fetched $75,000 in a legal victory against the city after they were wrongly placed in an alcohol abuse treatment program, PBA President Patrick Lynch, pictured, said.

The NYPD tried to make them go to rehab — but a Manhattan federal jury said, “No, no, no.”

Three police officers who claimed they were wrongfully placed in an alcohol abuse treatment program toasted their whopping $226,000 legal victory against the city, union officials said Saturday.

Officers Kathleen Makinen, Jamie Nardini and Angel Torres sued in 2011 after the NYPD misdiagnosed them with drinking problems and forced them into rehab, court records show.

A jury Thursday awarded two of the plaintiffs a total of $151,000, Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said. The third cop settled the suit earlier for $75,000.

“We are disappointed with the decision and are considering our options,” said the city Law Department’s Eric Eichenholtz.