Shand v. Mendez 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
June 8, 2015
Incident time
10:00 PM
Stop Location
Lobby/Outside Residence
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Plaintiffs were sitting on their steps observing a police investigation of a possible shooting in the vicinity when Defendant Officer Mendez approached them, questioned them about the shooting, and then responded with mocking insults and innuendos when they could not provide any information. One plaintiff then walked away to diffuse the situation when Defendant Officers seized him from behind with a chokehold, handcuffed him, and assaulted him. He was taken to the 32nd Precinct and charged with assault upon a police officer, resisting arrest and related charges, which were later dismissed after a jury trial.

Plaintiff Attorney

Darrell Andrew Marshall D. Andrew Marshall, Esq 225 Broadway Suite 1410 New York, NY 10007 (212)-571-3030 Fax: (212)-571-1441 Email: [email protected]

Other Patterns of Misconduct
False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type

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