Joseph et al 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
July 5, 2014
Incident time
Stop Location
Lobby/Outside Residence
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Precinct taken to


Plaintiffs were sitting on their stoop when police approached and told them to move. Plaintiff was put in a chokehold, handcuffed, and placed in hot police car. Other pregnant plaintiff was also tightly handcuffed and put in car. Ignored requests to go to hospital and brought both to 28th precinct and put in custody for 1 hour. Charged with disorderly conduct. Both were later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Jeffrey Adam Rothman Jeffrey Rothman -Attorney at Law 315 Broadway, Suite 200 New York, NY 10007 (212)227-2980 Email: [email protected]

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

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