$10 million jury verdict for failure to provide police protection. Action brought on behalf of a young child who was severely burned by a Molotov Cocktail explosive device that was thrown into the bedroom of his family’s apartment by an unapprehended perpetrator. The jury awarded $10,000,000. in compensatory and punitive damages, which award was reduced by the trial judge to $2,400,000. and affirmed on appeal. The jury found that the police broke their promise to the victim’s family to put surveillance on their home on the night of the attack in order to catch the perpetrator in light of prior similar incidents and pending threats against a family member.