A MAN who has been living with hearing loss for the past seven years, following a beating by the police, was yesterday awarded over $100,000 by the court.
Kareem Henry, 31 of New Grant, sued the State after the incident in which he was slapped on his ears at the Arouca Police Station.
In court documents, Henry said on January 2, 2012, he was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car near the police station. The car was parked and switched off as Henry said he was waiting on his cousin.
While entering a phone card onto his cellular phone, two police officers in a marked police vehicle pulled in front the car. Henry said they shouted at him to put his hands in the air.