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Judge awards former White Plains police officer full benefits after being permanently disabled from 2011 incident

Michael Hannon says he suffered back injuries that year after then-Assistant Police Chief Anne Fitzsimmons slammed a rolling chair into the back of a chair that he was sitting in.

Rob Taub

Apr 5, 2024, 9:55 AM

Updated 46 days ago

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A former White Plains police officer will now receive full benefits after an appellate court on Thursday ruled he was permanently disabled from a 2011 incident.
Michael Hannon says he suffered back injuries that year after then-Assistant Police Chief Anne Fitzsimmons slammed a rolling chair into the back of a chair that he was sitting in.
Hannon added he also suffered from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. He returned to "light duty position" in 2012 but stopped working a year later. His applications for benefits were denied which was upheld by a hearing officer.
The appellate court ruled it was clear that Hannon was permanently incapacitated from doing his "light duty assignments" due to his psychological condition.


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