George Pringle Wins Lawsuit Against City For False Arrest After NYPD Mistook Mints For Crack

Man Was Arrested After Cops Mistook Candy For Crack

STATEN ISLAND — The city paid a Staten Island man $42,500 after police accused him of crack possession after finding candy in his pockets, his lawyer said.

George Pringle, 57, a substance abuse counselor, was arrested two years ago after police said the peppermints they found in his pocket was crack cocaine, his lawyers from Leventhal & Klein said.

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