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Former NYPD Cop: Faulty Pepper Spray Ended Career

September 30, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
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A former NYPD officer claims in a lawsuit that a malfunctioning mace canister allowed a perp to fracture her wrist, ending her law enforcement career, reports the New York Daily News.

Former Officer Brenderline Blake, 40, claims she attempted to arrest a suspect in the Macy Avenue subway station in Williamsburg three years ago, when her pepper-spray failed.

Blake left the NYPD with three-quarters disability pay and is asking for unspecified damages.

Tags: NYPD, Disabled Officers, Cops Suing Agencies


Comments (8)

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Pancho Sanchez @ 9/30/2013 3:30 PM

Why use mace? Pepper spray works far better.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/30/2013 5:36 PM

NYPD must be behind times if they still use Mace, because it does not work on drunks or mentally ill people and pepper spray you have to make sure you shake it before you use it to get the right effect. You can't blame the officer for being disabled, I hope all goes well with her.

LLC @ 9/30/2013 7:13 PM

I believe that who ever wrote this article most likely meant pepper spray ...
not mace. It's not likely that NYPD still uses mace.

Wayne @ 10/1/2013 1:13 AM

The article says Mace Canister, but later says pepper-spray

tomreilly @ 10/1/2013 4:30 AM

NYPD uses Pepper Spray, not Mace. Once again the poor informed media makes a mistake. What a surprise.

mikw @ 10/1/2013 10:55 AM

Sorry... but the officer isn't prepared to protect herself if her pepper spray fails? Needs to find another job where she doesn't have to deal with dangerous people that might possibly hurt her!!!!

Mike @ 10/1/2013 6:34 PM

Retiring with 3/4 pay is not good enough?

Bob@Az. @ 10/7/2013 11:35 PM

mikw, well put. Sorta makes you cringe when you call for backup, don't it? Blues, Stay Safe.

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