Nelson Morales: Brains behind heist that killed NYPD officer Peter Figoski sues city

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Nelson Morales is suing the city after a Department of Corrections bus crash that he says left him in pain. Credit: Metro

Nelson Morales, the alleged mastermind of the Brooklyn robbery that resulted in the death of NYPD officer Peter Figoski, is suing the city from behind bars, reports the NY Daily News.

Morales, 53, is claiming that he was permanently injured when a Department of Corrections bus he was on crashed into another bus on Rikers Island on Jan. 4, 2012, less than a month after Figoski was shot in the face and killed in a botched robbery.

The suit filed Friday in Bronx Supreme Court reportedly complains that Morales experienced ”serious personal injuries and … suffered shock, pain and mental anguish.” He is seeking unspecified damages.

The City Law Department did not provide the Daily News with a comment.

Morales is reportedly scheduled to be tried this month.

Last month, Lamont Pride was convicted of second-degree murder for Figoski’s death. In the same trial, the getaway driver, Michael Velez, was acquitted.

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