Augustin 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
September 4, 2015
Incident time
11:00 PM
Stop Location
Incident county
Richmond (Staten Island)
Settlement amount


The plaintiff was rounding the corner of the street looking for a cab when an unmarked car pulled up next to him and 5 officers in plain clothes chased down and arrested him. They searched him and found nothing, but brought him to the nearby precinct anyway and searched him again. With nothing to charge the plaintiff with, the defendant officers charged him with a traffic violation for being on a roadway instead of sidewalk in violation of Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1156.A. The charge was later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Philip Anaekperchi Akakwam Law Office Of Philip Akakwam 303 Livingston Street 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718)858-2488 Fax: (718)858-2489 Email: [email protected]

Force Detail
False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type
Charges Against Plaintiff

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