Dejesus et al 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
Multiple Plaintiffs
Incident date
June 18, 2015
Stop Location
Motor Vehicle
Incident county
Kings (Brooklyn)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Plaintiffs were driving when a police car began following them. After dropping off a passenger at his home, Defendant officers pulled over the car, opened the doors, and yanked the driver and passengers out and threw them to the ground. Apparently the Defendants had stopped the vehicle thinking that it had been the escape vehicle for two perpetrators of a nearby stabbing even though it did not match the description and a witness said it was the wrong car. Nevertheless, Plaintiffs and the passenger they dropped off were arrested and taken to the 72nd Precinct. One Plaintiff was charged with gang assault in various degrees, assault in various degrees, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment, which were all later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Ryan Michael Lozar Ryan Lozar 305 Broadway, 9th Floor New York, NY 10007 (310)867-1562 Fax: (877)666-4456 Email: [email protected]

Force Detail
False Criminal Charges Outcome

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