Named in 6 known lawsuits, $79,500 total settlements.
Barreto, Jose vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV07156,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, January 14, 2020, ended July 27, 2021
On Dec 22, 2016 officers Carlos Miranda, Arnaud Polynice and Matthew Lambert stopped a vehicle Mr. Barreto's (plaintiff's) three sons were in, allegedly for tinted windows. One son facetimed Mr. Barreto's wife and she heard a physical struggle between the officers and her sons. Mr. Barreto and his wife arrived at the scene and saw six officers punching their son. Mr. Barreto asked what was happening and several officers approached. One officer punched Mr. Barreto twice in the throat, later took his badge from under his shirt and said "if you want to fight me we can go around the corner." Mr. Barreto went to the 88th precinct to make a complaint about the use of force but the officer at the desk refused to assis...
Scott, Wayne vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 505786/2017,
Supreme Court - Kings, June 12, 2017, ended July 19, 2018
Gittens, George vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 506443/2015,
Supreme Court - Kings, September 21, 2015
Abdussamad, Khalifah vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00910,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 27, 2015, ended December 8, 2016
On March 18, 2014, the plaintiff, Mr. Khalifah Abdussamad, was waiting for a bus at a bus stop when the defendant NYPD officers arrested him, searched his bag without consent, probable cause, or a warrant, handcuffed him, and put him in the holding cell of a police precinct. After an extended period of time, he was transferred to a cell in central booking. After an extended period of time, defendants told him that he was free to leave.
Alford, Jermel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV00538,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, February 10, 2015, ended July 16, 2015
On August 19, 2013, plaintiff was walking when defendant officers Florencio Arquer, Peter Fiorillio, Brant Martinez, Boris Durets, and others told plaintiff they saw him toss a gun. Defendant officers also claimed they found bullets in plaintiff's pockets. Plaintiff had not tossed a gun or had bullets in his pocket. Plaintiff was thrown to the ground, placed in handcuffs, and had a handgun pointed in his face.
Plaintiff was put in a police vehicle and taken to the precinct. Defendant officers falsely told the DA's office that they observed plaintiff in possession of firearms. From the precinct, plaintiff was taken for booking and he was subsequently arraigned in court. Upon arrival at Rikers, plaintiff was fo...
Orneas, Daniel vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 506029/2013,
Supreme Court - Kings, November 1, 2013, ended September 18, 2015