Named in 2 known lawsuits, $37,000 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...
Dalmau, Jonathan vs City of New York, et al.
Case # 515117/2017,
Supreme Court - Kings, August 10, 2017, ended September 19, 2019
On about 7 September, 2016, plaintiff was parking his vehicle when defendant police officers approached him with guns drawn. Defendants unlawfully searched the vehicle without probable cause and found a gun and a small amount of marijuana. Plaintiff was detained at Rikers Island for 20 days before being released on bail. A judge ruled the search unlawful and all charges were subsequently dismissed.