Vazquez 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
Hispanic or Latino
Incident date
January 15, 2016
Incident time
10:00 AM
Incident county
Kings (Brooklyn)
Precinct taken to


Plaintiff was arrested in downtown Brooklyn on January 15, 2016. He was told by the arresting officers that P.O. Green had questions to ask him and was transferred to the 75th precinct. P.O. Green told the plaintiff that he would be in two lineups despite the plaintiff's wish to not do that. Green also refused the plaintiff's request to have a lawyer present. Plaintiff was forced to remove his prescription glasses and put on a durag and a royal blue T-shirt. As a result, he was positively identified as the perpetrator of a gunpoint robbery, charged with armed robbery, and placed under arrest. He was later released without appearing in front of a judge because the DA declined to prosecute.

Plaintiff Attorney

Joel Berger 360 Lexington Avenue, 16th Floor New York, NY 10017 212-687-1425 Fax: 212-687-1406 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome

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