Named in 8 known lawsuits, $62,502 total settlements.
Vega, Kemely, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 156000/2022,
Supreme Court - New York, July 21, 2022
Gell, Elvis, et Al vs Detective Francis Conejo, et al.
Case # 21CV10225,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, March 17, 2022
Guillen, Edward vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 19CV11784,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, January 16, 2020
On January 31, 2018, Defendants, including Yeraldy Bonifacio, Michael Dappolonia, Jose Torribio, and Amanda Knapp, stopped Plaintiff Edward Guillen who was driving his motor vehicle and obeying all laws. Defendants approached Plaintiff's vehicle and ordered him to step out of his vehicle without any legal basis or justification for doing so. Defendants proceeded to illegally search Plaintiff's person and vehicle. Defendants then falsely claimed that an illicit air pistol was recovered by Defendant Bonifacio from within a backpack behind the driver's seat of Plaintiff's vehicle that resembled a real firearm; however, this item was not illegal in any way. However, defendants claimed that Plaintiff had sold and o...
Ocasio, Luis vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 154805/2019,
Supreme Court - New York, May 14, 2019, ended October 8, 2020
Shirley, Duane vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 157913/2018,
Supreme Court - New York, October 30, 2018
Shirley, Devon vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 158090/2017,
Supreme Court - New York, October 16, 2017
Shirley, Vanessa vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 158091/2017,
Supreme Court - New York, October 16, 2017, ended March 12, 2019
Joseph, Malaika, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 15CV07704,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, November 30, 2015, ended June 28, 2016
Plaintiffs were sitting on their stoop when police approached and told them to move. Plaintiff was put in a chokehold, handcuffed, and placed in hot police car. Other pregnant plaintiff was also tightly handcuffed and put in car. Ignored requests to go to hospital and brought both to 28th precinct and put in custody for 1 hour. Charged with disorderly conduct. Both were later dismissed.