The 84-year-old Manhattan man left bruised, bloodied and humiliated by NYPD cops during a jaywalking ticket blitz plans to hit back with a $5 million lawsuit, the Daily News has learned.
Kang Chun Wong has lived in the same Upper West Side neighborhood for nearly five decades. He owned the popular La Nueva Victoria restaurant on Broadway while raising three sons, and now spends his retirement doting on his grandchildren and socializing with friends at a senior center in Chinatown.
Then suddenly on Jan. 19, while returning to his W. 97th St. apartment, Wong walked right into a nightmarish police operation hatched by the local precinct commander in response to a spate of fatal pedestrian accidents.
His head, arm and ribs still sore from the violent confrontation with cops, Wong told the Daily News he is in disbelief that a lifetime of abiding by the law could be turned upside down — with him knocked unconscious on the street, handcuffed in a hospital emergency room and facing a litany of criminal charges.