Desoto et al v. 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
Incident date
March 14, 2015
Stop Location
Commercial Location
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Settlement amount


Plaintiffs were leaving a club when a fight broke out which they weren't involved in. Defendant Officers arrived and began pepper spraying everyone. When one Plaintiff protested, he was put in a chokehold , handcuffed, and assaulted. Officers then assaulted and arrested Plaintiff Sr.. Both Plaintiffs were charged with Assault in the Second Degree, OGA, and Resisting Arrest, which were later dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Lina Marcela Franco Lina Franco Law P.C. 42 Broadway, 12th Floor New York, NY 00000 800-633-5620 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome

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