Garnett v. The City of New York et al

Case number
Court district
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Incident date
January 17, 2014
Incident time
Stop Location
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Defendant Officers stopped Plaintiff in a public housing lobby, falsely arrested him and assaulted him, causing him to suffer a seizure on his was to the 25th precinct. He went into a coma at the hospital for 5 days. Charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree, Resisting Arrest, Attempted Tampering with Physical Evidence, Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana. Dismissed for failure to prosecute. An a second occasion, Plaintiff was again stopped by officers in the public housing lobby, strip searched at the 23rd precinct, and charged with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree, later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Robert Thomas Perry Robert T. Perry 45 Main Street Ste. 230 Brooklyn, NY 11201 (212) 219-9410 Fax: (212)-965-9375 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome

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