Cops slapped with $500K suit

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa.

The Ottawa courthouse on Elgin Street in Ottawa.

Tony Spears, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:52 AM ET

An elderly Polish man is suing police for $500,000 after a conniving crack addict contrived to have him arrested for sexually assaulting her.

Marian Andrzejewski's simple act of kindness -- a box of odds and ends he gave away to reduce the clutter in his Rochester St. apartment -- had horrible consequences, his statement of claim alleges.

Filed Wednesday, it tells how the 75-year-old artist spent 75 days in jail when cops took the word of a lying, aging addict who had tried to extort money from him.

 


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