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False Arrest in NY: What Are Your Rights?

Police misconduct has been an issue on many people’s minds for years. Yet when people think of police misconduct, they often imagine police officers physically injuring another person. The truth is that for misconduct to be perpetrated by police, no one needs to get hurt physically. False arrest is a police misconduct charge and often doesn’t include any physical injuries to the victim. Simply claiming that you get treated unlawfully and unfairly arrested violates your […]

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What Is Wrongful Arrest in New York?

Over the last several years, police departments across the country have been under scrutiny – and for good reason. Many misconduct claims are filed against the police in New York each year, and one of those claims is false or wrongful arrest. False arrest may be a much larger problem than people suspect in New York, which is why it’s important to not only understand what it is and what you can do about it […]

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A Brief Guide to When NYPD Can and Can’t Arrest You

Being arrested in New York City is never a good experience, but it’s worse if you know you shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place. In New York, these things happen. In fact, one Brooklyn man’s case will reach the U.S. Supreme Court after such an arrest. He claims the NYPD entered his home illegally and arrested him after a wrongful accusation of abusing his newborn baby. When he refused to let them come […]

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False Arrest in New York: Know What to Do If It Happens to You

In the United States of America, citizens have rights. Just because a right is enshrined in the constitution, however, doesn’t mean it won’t sometimes be violated, as one New York City man found out recently. A financial planner was arrested by an NYPD officer for charges of pickpocketing, but it turns out that the officer lied in the complaint that was filed. He was caught making the false arrest but has yet to face any […]

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False Arrests in NY Are Costly – But You Can Fight Back

With so much happening in the streets of towns and cities across the nation, it’s easy to get caught up. You may be simply walking to the store but get swept away with protestors. Of course, recent news shows just how easy it is to be taken for a protestor — even when you’re not participating. In New York, the NYPD reportedly arrested a food delivery person, a journalist, and even a man that was […]

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Were You Falsely Arrested in New York? You Have 90 Days to File Claim

Being arrested without legal justification can be a frightening experience for anyone. If this has happened to you or someone you know, then you may be wondering whether the arrest was lawful. The truth is that being arrested isn’t something that can be done without cause and there are both federal and state laws that protect New Yorkers from false arrest. In order to protect yourself and those you love, it’s essential to understand what […]

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ICE Officials Imprison U.S. Citizen

Ever since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been many articles about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In one case, Rony Chavez Aguilar was in custody and spent three weeks without seeing a judge. The problem? While Aguilar was born in Guatemala, he’s been a legal U.S. citizen since February 2001. He is currently suing the Chicago field office of ICE. So, what legal recourse do Americans, including immigrants, have when detained by government officials? […]

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Bronx Police Brutality Against Deborah Danner

On October 18, 2016, NYPD shot Deborah Danner, an elderly woman with mental disability, in her Bronx apartment. Police confronted the woman, who suffered from schizophrenia, and described her as “acting in an irrational manner”. After Danner wielded a baseball bat, Sergeant Hugh Barry fired two fatal shots into her torso. Public Advocate Letitia James and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. called the shooting “unacceptable”.  Likewise, officials allege that because the woman was a known schizophrenic, officers should […]

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Exploring the Complex Issue of Police Brutality in NYC

A police officer’s job comes with the responsibility to protect and serve communities and the people in them. People depend on police to enforce laws and resolve conflicts as best they can. In order to do this, law enforcement officials are given a wider range of power than most citizens. What happens, though, if this power is taken advantage of? Cases of police brutality have often led to false arrest, injury, and even wrongful death.     Recently, the New York Post reported […]

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False Arrest and False Imprisonment Cases in New York City

As citizens of New York City, we trust our police officers to keep us safe and protect our well-being. Unfortunately, these officers can make mistakes and either negligently arrest the wrong person. In these cases, the officers misuse their authority and violate an innocent person’s rights, resulting in a false arrest or imprisonment. Fortunately, filing a civil lawsuit provides financial compensation for time spent in custody.   Last March, 27 year old postal worker Glenn […]

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