The city is paying $74,350 to settle two police officers’ workers compensation claims, according to municipal records.
The largest of the claim of $54,100 is being paid out to police officer David D’Arco, who allegedly sustained injuries in three different incidents while arresting and restraining suspects. The incidents occurred on April 8th, 2014, March 18th, 2017, and November 10th, 2005. He allegedly injured his right shoulder, cervical and lumber spine, back and both wrists while on duty, according to city records.
The second claim of $20,250 was paid out to police officer Quaema McElveen. She was allegedly inured her neck, right hand, right arm, head, and left leg during a vehicle accident at 74 Railroad Avenue on January 24th, 2014.
McElveen allegedly also suffered a concussion and sustained facial injuries, according to city records.
Both claims were approved for settlement by the city council on Tuesday night at a special meeting.