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Man Who Says Police Beat Him Ends Two-Month Hospital Stay

Sun., Oct. 12, 1997

A Haitian immigrant allegedly beaten by police spent his first full day out of the hospital Saturday, sitting with his children and enjoying a home-cooked meal.

Abner Louima was under heavy security after his Friday night departure from the Brooklyn Hospital Center, said his attorney, Brian Figeroux.

“Obviously, after his ordeal he’s a little frail,” Figeroux said. “He’s lost a lot of weight. But he’s getting some home-cooking now to put some of that weight back on.”

Louima, 30, still requires round-the-clock nursing care and has a colostomy bag, Figeroux said.

He had been hospitalized since he was allegedly beaten and sodomized with a stick Aug. 9 in a police stationhouse bathroom after he was arrested outside a Brooklyn nightclub on a disorderly conduct charge.

Four police officers have been charged.


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