Kareem Henry

SUFFERED HEARING LOSS: Kareem Henry, left, who won his assault and battery lawsuit against the police, walks outside the San Fernando High Court yesterday with his attorney Abdel Mohammed.

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.

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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.