Dominguez et al v. The 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
Incident date
September 12, 2015
Incident time
1:00 AM
Stop Location
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Plaintiffs were standing and speaking outside apartment building when unidentified Defendant Officers pulled up to the corner and started running towards the Plaintiffs. Defendant Officers chased Plaintiffs into apartment, as one Defendant Officer stuck his foot in the doorway and forcefully pushed Plaintiff 1 against the door, running towards Plaintiff 2. Plaintiff 2 hit his head against a wall and fell to the ground unconscious, and Defendant Officers began punching and kicking Plaintiff's body, stomping on his cell phone too. Defendant Officers handcuffed unconscious Plaintiff 2 and carried him out of the building. Defendant Officers then handcuffed Plaintiff 1. Plaintiff 1 was taken to the 28th Precinct while Plaintiff 2 was hospitalized. Plaintiff 1 was charged with 195.05 Obstructing Governmental Administration (2) and ROR. After Plaintiff 2 regained consciousness, Defendant Officer threatened physical assault but a nurse walked into the hospital room before Defendant could harm Plaintiff. Defendant Officers told nurses that Plaintiff 2 was faking his injuries and joking, causing several injuries to go undiagnosed. Plaintiff 2 was taken to the 28th Precinct and charged with 195.05(2) and 240.20 Disorderly Conduct and ROR a day later. When he returned to the hospital, Plaintiff 2 was diagnosed with nerve damage, contusions, and abrasions. Both Plaintiffs encountered Defendant Officers after the incident and Defendant Officers have mimicked a gun and pretended to shoot and cursed at Plaintiffs.

Plaintiff Attorney

Keith Michael Szczepanski Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP 99 Park Avenue, Ph/26th Floor New York, NY 10016 (212) 277-5892 Email: [email protected]

Named Officers
Force Detail
False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type

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