Injured cop: Scarsdale won't cover health insurance

A Scarsdale police officer who was hurt while on duty says he is being forced to cover his own health insurance. In an exclusive interview with News 12 Westchester, Ronnie Arefieg says he was attacked

News 12 Staff

Dec 11, 2008, 12:11 AM

Updated 5,648 days ago

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Injured cop: Scarsdale won't cover health insurance
A Scarsdale police officer who was hurt while on duty says he is being forced to cover his own health insurance.
In an exclusive interview with News 12 Westchester, Ronnie Arefieg says he was attacked in July 2007 while responding to a call of a person threatening to kill himself.
"When this individual saw me he just came at me, didn't give me a chance to breath," Arefieg says. "Just attacked me like a freight train and that's when a fight began."
Arefieg says he hurt his knee, but went back to work on light duty six days later. According to Arefieg, he re-injured the knee this past October, had surgery for it last month and then filed for a special type of disability called 207-C.
According to the Scarsdale Police Department manager, the 207-C disability entitles Arefieg to full wages but does not require the village to pay the bulk of his group insurance premium.
The Scarsdale Police Benevolent Association says Arefieg is weighing what his next step will be after Scarsdale issued its decision.


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