Batista 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
Incident time
2:00 PM
Stop Location
Lobby/Outside Residence
Incident county
Precinct taken to
Settlement amount


Plaintiff received a phone call from his friend asking him to hang out and to loan him $20. When he arrived at his friend's residence, he was approached by three undercover and unmarked police officers, who said offered him $40 to go buy alcohol and said afterwards, he could 'hang out with girls'. Plaintiff said no, and was immediately handcuffed and taken to the 44th Precinct. At the Precinct, Plaintiff was subjected to full body cavity search and was denied a phone call to his son. Plaintiff was charged with drug possession with intent to sell and was released on ROR. Plaintiff alleges that police officers planted the drugs on him. Plaintiff was acquitted of all charges at a jury trial.

Plaintiff Attorney

Vikrant Pawar Vik Pawar, Attorney at Law 20 Vesey Street, Suite 1210 New York, NY 10007 (212) 571-0805 Fax: (212) 571-0938 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type
Charges Against Plaintiff

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