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New York City Settles Deliberate Indifference Suit for $125,000

In July 2011, the City of New York agreed to pay $125,000 to a diabetic woman who was denied her insulin after being arrested.

According to a lawsuit filed by Jaime Rutkowski, the arresting officer, Luid Moncayo, refused to take the necessary steps to ensure that Rutkowski was provided with her insulin after her arrest for smoking marijuana.

In all, Rutkowski went for 19 hours without her insulin before being released after the charges were dismissed by a judge.

Rutkowski’s attorney, Joel Berger, said Rutkowski “nearly died because the arresting cop treated her like a dangerous felon and denied her the most basic medical attention.”
See: Rutkowski v. City of New York, U.S.D.C. (S.D. NY), Case No. 1:11-cv-00532-DLC.

Ironically, Officer Moncayo was himself arrested in December 2010 for drunk driving.

Source: New York Daily News

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Rutkowski v. City of New York