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City pays 3 homeless men after cops threw out their belongings, New York City


Proving the old adage that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, the city has paid $1,515 to three homeless men whose belongings were thrown out by cops and sanitation workers.

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Timmy Hall, Floyd Parks and Jesus Morales filed claims against the city in December 2015 after their ouster from an East Harlem encampment about a month earlier. The claims said the police illegally seized and discarded Social Security cards, birth certificates, medication and other property.

A video captured the incident, which shows sanitation workers tossing their belongings in a trash truck. Click here to help end homelessness

The men were seeking a combined $1,515 plus unspecified emotional damages.

“I’m grateful that the city is paying me back for the things the cops stole from me because I’m homeless, I need new shoes and a warm jacket, and my disability benefits aren’t enough,” said Parks.

City reps did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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