Cole v. Berk 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
October 1, 2014
Incident time
3:00 AM
Stop Location
Motor Vehicle
Incident county
Kings (Brooklyn)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Plaintiff pulled in his driveway and was getting out of his car when Defendant Officers approached him, wrestled him to the ground and put him in a chokehold, tightly handcuffed him, and arrested him. Plaintiff was taken to the 67th Precinct and charged with Resisting Arrest, Dis Con, and 1113(A) Failure to Obey Traffic Control Signal and 1212 Reckless Driving based on false allegations from Defendant Berk. The charges were later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Leslie R. Jones Leslie Jones Thomas, Esq. 305 Broadway Suite 1001 New York, NY 10001 212-385-4840 Fax: 212-385-4844 Email: [email protected]

Named Officers
False Criminal Charges Outcome

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