Scott et al v. The Cityof 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
January 28, 2016
Stop Location
Lobby/Outside Residence
Incident county
Kings (Brooklyn)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Three plaintiffs were arrested outside their residence and taken to the 75th Precinct. Vanessa Scott, a mother of plaintiff L.S., went to the 75th Precinct but was not allowed to see her son. When she arrived home, she found multiple officers outsider her home and refused to grant them entry. Officers then proceeded to detain her outside her residence, and threatened her, stating that if they were forced to obtain a warrant they would ask for a SWAT team and increase the risk of damage to her property and any residents inside. Two other plaintiffs, Michael Andrews and Derrick Wiggins, were arrested by officers as they exited the apartment. Officers also stated they were looking for an infant plaintiff, J.S., who was not inside the apartment. Between 9:30 PM and 11 PM, all plaintiffs were released without charges. On February 11, 2016, at 11:00 AM, officers again entered their apartment without a warrant. Ms. Scott, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Wiggins, and Mr. Jackson were all arrested and taken to the 75th precinct. Mr. Jackson was released without charges, while the other three plaintiffs were charged with marijuana possession. On April 12, 2016, L.S. was approached on the street by police officers, who asked him where his brother, J.S. was. L.S. was subsequently arrested and held in police custody. L.S. was then released without charges.

Plaintiff Attorney

Nicholas Henry Mindicino Stoll Glickman & Bellina 475 Atlantic Avenue - 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-852-3710 Fax: 718-852-3586 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type

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