May 072015

MANHATTAN (CN) – New York City police officers will no longer need to surrender their badges because they have to wear a hearing aid, if a federal court settlement announced Tuesday becomes final.
Daniel Carione, a 20-year police force veteran, brought the lawsuit four years ago after losing his job as deputy inspector because he had to wear a hearing aid due to loss he suffered in the line of duty.
On the first day of his trial, Carione and the NYPD privately went to the robing room to discuss a possible settlement, the transcript shows.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Failla spoke about the preliminary terms of the deal at a March 9 hearing.

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