Named in 6 known lawsuits, $980,250 total settlements.
Desoto, Jesus Sr., et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV06829,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 22, 2016, ended February 16, 2018
Plaintiffs were leaving a club when a fight broke out which they weren't involved in. Defendant Officers arrived and began pepper spraying everyone. When one Plaintiff protested, he was put in a chokehold , handcuffed, and assaulted. Officers then assaulted and arrested Plaintiff Sr.. Both Plaintiffs were charged with Assault in the Second Degree, OGA, and Resisting Arrest, which were later dismissed.
Soto, Luis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV05927,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 21, 2016, ended June 22, 2018
The plaintiff was enjoying a barbecue with his friends when the defendant officers in plain clothes charged at him on the corner of the street, tackled the plaintiff, assaulted him, continued to beat him, handcuffed him, and transported him to the hospital for his injuries followed by the local precinct. The defendant officers claimed they saw the plaintiff sell narcotics although they didn't arrest the "buyer" and they searched and found nothing on the plaintiff. The plaintiff was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. The charges were later dismissed.
Gomez, Rafael, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02377,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 5, 2016, ended February 3, 2017
Plaintiffs car window had been broken and after they approached multiple officers to make a report, Defendant Officers unlawfully searched them, illegally assaulted them, and arrested them. Plaintiffs were brought to the 34th Precinct and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and harassment, which were later dismissed.
Rodriguez, Carlos vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00096,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 14, 2016, ended June 7, 2016
Plaintiff went up to his friends apartment to check if he wanted to join him and his friends at the gym. As Plaintiff was going down the steps to leave, Defendant Officers pushed him against a wall, searched him, and asked for ID. Plaintiff explained it was in the car waiting outside but officers arrested him, took him to the 34th Precinct, and charged him with Trespass and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd and 3rd Degree, which were dismissed at arraignment.
Pepic, Selma vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 157448/2015,
Supreme Court - New York, August 4, 2015, ended July 17, 2017
Caminero, Francisco vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 155570/2015,
Supreme Court - New York, June 18, 2015, ended February 7, 2018