Villar et al v. Abreu et al

Case number
Court district
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Plaintiff gender, specified in lawsuit
Multiple Plaintiffs
Incident date
August 19, 2015
Incident time
Stop Location
Lobby/Outside Residence
Incident county
Settlement amount


Plaintiffs were at a location where uniformed members of the NYPD arrived and were chasing other unknown individuals who were not associated with the Plaintiffs. These unknown individuals ran into a building near the location of Plaintiffs. Defendant Plainclothes Officer Abreu then arrived on the scene, told Plaintiff 1 to move, and then assaulted and maced him. Plaintiff 2 was also assaulted by Defendant Officers. Both Plaintiffs were brought to a local precinct, then the hospital, and were interviewed by IAB. Plaintiff 2 was released from the hospital without charges but Plaintiff 1 was charges with OGA, Dis Con, Harassment, and Resisting Arrest, which were all later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Jessica Massimi The Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC 32 Old Slip New York, NY 10055 212-962-1020 Email: [email protected]

Force Detail
False Criminal Charges Outcome

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