Seventeen men who were falsely arrested by corrupt police have been ordered to catch up with child support payments before they can collect their share of a $2.4 million city settlement.
The deadbeat dads won’t get a penny until they satisfy their obligations to their children, said city Controller Jonathan A. Saidel.
A check on their Social Security numbers found that they owed a total of $86,000 in child support to 22 mothers. One man owed $30,000 and had not paid child support in about a decade.
The 17 are part of a group of 38 who claimed they were wrongly arrested. Ten current and former officers have been charged with corruption since last year.