A couple rear-ended by Rye police officer Joseph Verille has been awarded $650K. Insurance would cover the amount and the City plans to appeal:
"A judge has awarded a Dutchess County couple $650,000 after a Rye detective rear-ended one of them in a city police car in northern Westchester more than three years ago.
Detective Joseph Verille was traveling north on Interstate 684 near Exit 8 in North Salem in an unmarked police vehicle on April 19, 2012, when he hit Louis Jeanette's car from behind, according to court documents….
Rye City Manager Marcus Serrano said any award would be paid by the city's insurance. However, he said the city is appealing the decision — objecting to both the sum of the award and the process — and no money has been released from the insurance company to date."