John v. The 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
July 5, 2014
Incident time
Stop Location
Incident county
Kings (Brooklyn)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Defendant Officers approached Plaintiff on the street without provocation and assaulted him before and after handcuffing him, and took him to the 77th precinct, where Defendant Officer Swofford alleged that Plaintiff swung at him. All charges against plaintiff were later dismissed and sealed. A few months later, Defendant Officers Fenton and Burnett ran after Plaintiff, attacked him, handcuffed him, and put him in a chokehold. Plaintiff was brought to the 77th Precinct and charges with various crimes that were later dismissed and sealed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Amy Rameau The Rameau Law Firm 16 Court Street Suite 2504 Brooklyn, NY 11241 718-887-5536 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome

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