Named in 2 known lawsuits, $18,000 total settlements.
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.
Piro, John Vs. Nyc, et al.
Case # 15CV03206,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 29, 2015, ended December 5, 2016
Defendant Officers assaulted Plaintiff, including choking him, while he was leaving a music venue. Plaintiff was taken to 6th Precinct and charged with 120.05(3) Assault in the 2nd Degree, 121.12 Strangulation in the second degree, and 205.30 Resisting Arrest, which were voted No True Bill by a Grand Jury.