Williams v. City of New York et al.

Case number
Court district
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Plaintiff gender, specified in lawsuit
Multiple Plaintiffs
Plaintiff race, specified in lawsuit
Black or African American
Incident date
November 20, 2014
Incident time
Stop Location
Incident county
Precinct taken to


An undercover cop followed plaintiffs and asked up where he could buy drugs. Plaintiffs stated that they did not do drugs and walked away. While walking away, plaintiffs were approached by armed, plainclothes officers who searched and physically assaulted them. Defendant officers handcuffed plaintiffs, transported them to the 41st precinct and performed strip searches. Plaintiffs were charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree. All charges against the plaintiffs were dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Marc Augustine Cannan Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP 99 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 (212) 277-5853 Fax: (212) 557-0565 Email: [email protected]

Force Detail
False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type

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