Named in 10 known lawsuits, $3,832,500 total settlements.
Carr, Vincent vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 156521/2019,
Supreme Court - New York, July 3, 2019, ended March 2, 2021
Khanulcay, Lazar vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV07659,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 23, 2018, ended September 18, 2019
On November 17, 2015, plaintiff was unlawfully stopped, questioned, frisked and searched by defendant police officers. Plaintiff had just told an undercover officer that he did not possess any drugs nor was he in the business of selling drugs. Nonetheless, the officers grabbed plaintiff from behind and slammed him into a glass window, causing severe injures to plaintiff's chest and face. Plaintiff was falsely arrested and handcuffed too tightly. At the precinct, defendant police officers strip searched plaintiff and falsely accused plaintiff of interfering with an arrest. All charges against plaintiff were dismissed.
Reyes, Andre vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV00913,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 7, 2018, ended December 12, 2018
On November 17, 2015, while plaintiff was on the street, defendants handcuffed him, arrested him and transported him to the police precinct. Defendants provided false evidence against plaintiff to justify the arrest. All charges against plaintiff were subsequently dismissed.
Eto, Chinedum vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV07721,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 18, 2017, ended April 20, 2018
On November 11, 2016, as plaintiff was walking down a street, he was approached and detained by defendants in plainclothes. Defendants proceeded to punch plaintiff repeatedly in the face and threw him to the floor, causing him to lose consciousness. Plaintiff was handcuffed, arrested, searched and transported to the police precinct. The false charges brought against plaintiff were ultimately dismissed.
Hardy, Levorn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV01837,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, May 5, 2017, ended March 9, 2018
The plaintiff bought crack cocaine on the street and was approached by the defendant officers. The plaintiff was taken to the Midtown South Precinct and charged with Criminal Possession of a controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. The plaintiff never sold any of the crack cocaine he purchased. Because of the added false change, the plaintiff's bail was set too high for him to pay and therefore spent the next 19 months in custody. The plaintiff went to trial and was acquitted on all the false charges and was convicted only on the misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree charge.
Lopez, Bobby, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 151467/2017,
Supreme Court - New York, March 8, 2017, ended December 8, 2021
Marzuq, Farid vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV04302,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 15, 2015, ended March 12, 2016
Plaintiff was stopped in street by Defendant officers, put in tight handcuffs and brought to the 13th precinct where he was strip searched. Plaintiff charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. The Plaintiff charges were dismissed.
Pieralisi, John vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV03785,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, June 3, 2015, ended January 26, 2016
Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff on the street and arrested him for allegedly selling drugs without probable cause. Plaintiff taken to 14th precinct and falsely charged with felony drug charges, which were later dismissed.
Wong v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV06229,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY,
Second Amended Complaint
An undercover officer approached a male who was standing on his own away from Plaintiff. The male exchanged currency for marijuana. Other officers then attempted to arrest the other males in a group nearby the male and searched and handcuffed Plaintiff. Plaintiff was brought to the 5th precinct and charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, which were later ACD'd.
Bahadur v. City of New York et al
Case # 15CV00978,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY,
Defendant plain-clothed NYPD officers approached plaintiff, inquired about a drug sale, and then brutally attacked him until another undercover officer intervened. Plaintiff was arrested and officers alleged he attempted to strike an officer.