Named in 8 known lawsuits, $115,501 total settlements.
Kendall, Jeremiah vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 022664/2020E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, February 24, 2020
Diaz, Franklin vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025492/2019E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, July 16, 2019, ended July 13, 2022
On March 5, 2016, around 4:30 AM, Plaintiff Franklin Diaz was inside a livery cab near Olmstead Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard, Bronx, when Defendant Officers Douglas Soriano and [Unidentified First Name] Kennedy grabbed, touched, handcuffed, and seized Plaintiff with excessive force to make a false arrest for criminal possession of a weapon (second). Plaintiff was held for 3 days, until he posted bail of $2,500.00 and was released on March 8, 2016. On July 16, 2018, all charges were dismissed.
Sessoms, Kyle vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025124/2017E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, August 2, 2017, ended February 27, 2019
Franks, Nkenijika, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV09938,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 5, 2017, ended April 16, 2018
Defendant Officer stopped Plaintiffs in their car with no probable, claiming he had found two guns in their car during a prior stop. Defendant Officers unlawfully searched Plaintiff's car, arrested Plaintiff, and transported to 47th Precinct, then Central Booking, and remained in custody for 24 hours.
Taveras, Katherine vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303347/2016,
Supreme Court - Bronx, November 1, 2016
Ospina, Daniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 025614/2016E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, August 23, 2016, ended January 4, 2018
Wells, Trovon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 300539/2016,
Supreme Court - Bronx, July 8, 2016
Benjamin, Daysha vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV08160,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, October 20, 2015, ended April 21, 2016
While Plaintiff was a passenger in a car her friend was driving, defendant officers stopped the car and allegedly found a gun, ammunition and marijuana in Kiture's possession and arrested him. Plaintiff was arrested as well, taken to the 43rd Precinct, and charged with possession of a weapon, ammunition and marijuana. Plaintiff was sent to Rikers because she couldn't post bail and strip-searched. All charges were eventually dismissed