Named in 15 known lawsuits, $346,500 total settlements.
Weber, Tiara, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 22CV04518,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, September 13, 2022, ended March 1, 2023
On August 29, 2019, three plaintiffs were playing the skully game near a playground in Brooklyn when officers approached the plaintiffs without cause and arrested them. The NYPD officers tightly handcuffed the plaintiffs causing pain and numbness in their hands. The plaintiffs asked if the handcuffs could be loosened or removed but the NYPD officers ignore their requests. When the plaintiffs inquired why they were being arrested, the NYPD officers threatened them with bodily harm, pushed, shoved, cursed, and screamed at them. People in the crowd who were fearful approached the NYPD officers but were threatened with arrest and bodily harm. When one plaintiff, complained about the verbal and physical abuse they w...
Bartholomew, Lavon vs City of New York
Case # 21CV03729,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, August 12, 2021
On April 5, 2020 at 5:11 pm Plaintiffs Shaundell Hennegan (SH), Tysean Hennegan, J'chad Boyce and Curtis Miller were standing in the street. Plaintiff Miller was in the passenger seat of a car, and when POs Brian Ramirez and Justin Vasquez yelled at the Plaintiffs for not social distancing, SH got into the driver's seat. PO Ramirez demanded to see SH's DL, which was provided. PO Vasquez demanded to see Miller's ID; Miller refused since he was not doing anything. Miller began recording the interaction with his cell, and PO Vasquez slapped it out of his hand and began hitting Miller. SH then began recording, and the officers threw him to the ground and PO Ramirez began striking him with a bit stick. Sgts Darren C...
Remy, Syndie, et Al vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 20CV06189,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 22, 2020
Hamm, Thomas vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 517034/2019,
Supreme Court - Kings, August 16, 2019
Morris-Mendoza, Eric vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 18CV04127,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, July 24, 2018, ended June 27, 2019
The Plaintiff was inside the premises of a commercial location when the defendant officers of the NYPD entered brandishing weapons - seized, handcuffed, and arrested plaintiff. The plaintiff was transported to a local precinct station house. The Defendant Franzel convinced the KCDA to prosecute the Plaintiff on multiple charges of gun possession and one count of criminally possessing gambling records. After the imprisonment of the Plaintiff, the charged were dismissed.
Lewis, Angelique vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00066,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 11, 2017, ended February 20, 2020
On or about October 8, 2015, at approximately 8:30pm, Angelique Lewis was in the shower when Officer Steven Frankel and John Doe 2 through 3 knocked down the door and demanded that Ms. Lewis get dressed while questioning her. The Officers arrested Ms. Lewis without probable cause. Officers John Doe 4 through 7 dragged Ms. Lewis into a windowless van. Ms. Lewis, who was eight months pregnant, felt ill and asked for medical assistance. The officers refused medical assistance and transported her to the precinct, where she was held in handcuffs for several hours without food or water. The officers falsely told the District Attorney that Ms. Lewis had committed various crimes. Ms. Lewis spent almost thirty hours in ...
Gibson, Daquinn vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 008224/2015,
Supreme Court - Kings, July 2, 2015
Jones, Terry vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00573,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 9, 2015, ended December 21, 2015
Plaintiff was sitting on his stoop eating when Defendant undercover officers approached him, asked him what he was doing, and when he replied "minding my own business" they then grabbed him, threw him to the ground, and handcuffed him. Plaintiff was brought to the 73rd Precinct and charged with Assaulting an Officer, which was eventually dismissed.
Mcfadden, Sean vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV06940,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, December 5, 2014, ended September 22, 2015
First Amended Complaint
Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff after he pulled into his driveway and got out of his car, asked for his ID, became irate and assaulted Plaintiff. Plaintiff was taken to the 73rd Precinct and given a DAT, which was dismissed at arraignments.
Tencati-Soverall, Nicholas vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 14CV01552,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 14, 2014, ended March 25, 2015
Glenn, Shakeeba vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV06875,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 25, 2014, ended February 27, 2015
Brice, Yves vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 011178/2013,
Supreme Court - Kings, July 22, 2013
Callahan, Rayquan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 13CV03607,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, June 26, 2013, ended January 22, 2014
First Amended Complaint
Plaintiff was returning from a party in Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn by subway with two friends. Shortly after exiting the rockaway avenue station of the C train, plaintiff and his friends happened to come across an acquaintance, Jevonte. Suddenly plaintiff and his friends and jevonte were stopped, questioned and frisked by several plainclothes officers from an unmarked car, including defendants Berardi, Franzel, and Sambolin. Plaintiff and two friends were not found to be in possession of contraband of any kind. Berardi noticed juvenile Jevonte holding midsection of his jacket as if he was secreting an object. Jevonte chose to run and was chased by Berardi. Plaintiff and his friends left the scene wh...
Moore, David vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 12CV05480,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 8, 2013, ended August 6, 2013
Second Amended Complaint
Britton et al v. The City Of New York et al
Case # 15CV06710,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY
Defendant officers warrantlessly entered Plaintiff's home on multiple occasions searching for a suspect. On this occasion, defendant Sambolin created arrest paperwork in which he stated that the defendants had recovered a decorative sword, a machete, a gravity knife, and marijuana from the premises. DA declined to prosecute.