Nelson v. City of New York et al.

Case number
Court district
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Plaintiff gender, specified in lawsuit
Plaintiff race, specified in lawsuit
Black or African American
Incident date
March 27, 2015
Incident time
Stop Location
Incident county
Kings (Brooklyn)
Settlement amount


Plainclothes defendant officer ran into plaintiff's courtyard and approached plaintiff. Defendant officer physically assaulted plaintiff, handcuffed him and transported him to the 75th precinct. Plaintiff was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree and false personation. All charges were adjourned in contemplation of dismissal and were eventually dismissed. Less than one week later, the same defendant officer and john does came to the plaintiff's courtyard and verbally harassed him.

Plaintiff Attorney

Benjamin Christopher Zeman Moore Zeman Womble, LLP 66 Willoughby Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 718-514-9100 Fax: 917-210-3700 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome

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