Kati Cornell – NY Post
The city has agreed to pay $95,000 to a Hasidic family whose Crown Heights home was raided by the NYPD after a racially charged attack on a cop’s son.
Jacob and Leah Ezagui say cops kicked in their door at 1:45 a.m. on April 15, 2008, rousted them and their five kids from bed, and busted one son despite not having a warrant.
Hours earlier, two young Hasidic men in the neighborhood had attacked black college student Andrew Charles in what cops called a hate crime.
Cops grabbed Aron Ezagui, 22, and demanded to speak to his brother, Menachum, saying one attacker had jumped into Menachum’s car, according to a suit filed in Brooklyn federal court. Aron was arrested but released without charges.
The prime suspect, Yitzhak Shuchat, is believed to have fled to Israel, cops said.