'Within NYPD Guidelines': The alleged conduct occurred but did not violate the NYPD's own rules, which often give officers significant discretion.
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Named in 2 known lawsuits.
Chan, Sum vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV07239,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, April 24, 2020
On December 26, 2018, the Plaintiff (an old, Cantonese Chinese man) was trying to park his car in a spot that was blocked by Defendant Went (a middle-aged mainland Chinese man). The Plaintiff approached the Defendant and asked him to move his car, to which the Defendant angrily got out of his van and threatened to assault the Plaintiff with a metallic object. When the Plaintiff tried to leave the scene, the Defendant punched him in the throat and kicked him in the legs, causing him to break his wrist. The Defendant then proceeded to damage the Plaintiff's car. When the NYPD Defendant members arrived, they questioned the Plaintiff, who was unable to communicate properly in English (NYPD should have arrived with ...
Li, Qing You vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV00174,
U.S. District Court - Eastern District NY, March 7, 2016, ended November 28, 2018
Plaintiff, who is legally blind and speaks limited English, got into an altercation with someone on the street after accidentally walking into his dog's leash. The individuals assaulted Plaintiff and Police officers arrived on the scene, searched Plaintiff, took his phone, and did not call a translator. Plaintiff was arrested, brought to the 109th Precinct, and released with a DAT. Plaintiff tried to bring an interpreter back to file charges against the individuals and was ignored multiple times.