Named in 10 known lawsuits, $167,000 total settlements.
Breedlove, Salim vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 026804/2019E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, June 17, 2019, ended April 4, 2023
Gadsden, Sean vs P.O. Lizardo, Jose, et al.
Case # 034166/2018E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, March 4, 2019
Clarke, Troy vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 031997/2018E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, December 31, 2018
Matos, Clemente vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024464/2018E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, April 18, 2018, ended September 18, 2018
On February 18, 2017, plaintiff was in the vicinity of Arthur Avenue and East 178th when he was approached by five defendant P.O.s, including Simpson, Lizardo, and Braithwaite. Defendant P.O.s proceeded to stop, and assault plaintiff. Plaintiff was subjected to a strip search while in the custody of the P.O.s. After his arrest, plaintiff was arraigned and charged with several crimes, which were all terminated favourably.
Cruz, James vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 17CV00640,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, February 17, 2017, ended August 16, 2017
Plaintiff was getting soda at a local deli when defendants burst into the deli. Allegedly, defendant Hernandez saw the plaintiff holding a Pringles can that had several bags of marijuana removed from it. Plaintiff and a deli employee swear that the plaintiff was nowhere near a Pringles can. Plaintiff was taken to the 32rd precinct where he was strip searched and held for three days before being ROR. The case was dismissed a year later.
Chaparro, Viviana vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 303203/2016,
Supreme Court - Bronx, October 6, 2016, ended January 29, 2020
Bruno, Bernard vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 024999/2016E,
Supreme Court - Bronx, July 26, 2016, ended February 2, 2017
Beckford, Clemente, et al. vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 16CV02261,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, April 12, 2016, ended May 1, 2017
Plaintiffs were present in front of their home when defendant officers approached, handcuffed, and searched one of the Plaintiff 1. Plaintiffs 2 and 3 asked why he was being arrested and started recording the incident so defendant officers arrested them as well. Plaintiff 3 was released without charges, Plaintiff 2 was charged with OGA, and Plaintiff 1 was charged with Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. All charges were dismissed.
Vargas, Roberto vs P.O. Lizardo, Jose, et al.
Case # 14CV07410,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY, September 15, 2014, ended February 4, 2015
Plaintiff was arrested twice. The first time plaintiff was walking towards his motorcycle when defendant officers approached him and demanded a driver's license. Because he was not driving his motorcycle, he did not have one and he was brought to the 32nd precinct and charged for driving without a license. The second time plaintiff was driving a vehicle on the street when defendant officers pulled him over. They unlawfully searched plaintiff and found candy. Plaintiff was then charged with possession cracked cocaine. Defendant officers also refused to give plaintiff medical treatment for his asthma attacks. All charges were dismissed.
London v. Simpson et al
Case # 15CV09413,
U.S. District Court - Southern District NY
While Plaintiff was walking in his apartment building, Defendant Officers stopped him, threw him against a gate, handcuffed him, and searched him. Plaintiff was taken to the 52nd Precinct, denied medical attention, and charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana, which was dismissed.