Muhammad 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
Plaintiff race, specified in lawsuit
Black or African American
Incident date
April 15, 2015
Incident time
8:40 PM
Stop Location
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Precinct taken to


Plaintiff was riding his dirt bike when he picked up a friend near West 120th Street. His friend jumped off the bike and was being chased by police officers. The plaintiff continued to ride his bike when he was tackled by an officer in plain clothes, who said "give me your fucking arm". The man did not identify himself as a police officer but allegedly was working undercover and was then joined by other officers. The officer then grabbed the plaintiff's arms and began to beat him on the ground. Officers continued to punch him in the face and one officer threatened to break his arm. Plaintiff was then handcuffed and was arrested. The plaintiff was ultimately charged with assault in the 2nd deg, reckless endangerment in the 1st deg, resisting arrest, obstructing gov administration in the 2nd deg, reckless driving, dis con, operation of a motor vehicle without insurance, two equipment violations, a helmet violation, inadequate lights on a motorcycle, failure to attach a sticker to a motor vehicle, operation of an unregistered motorcycle, and one motor vehicle license violation. All 14 charges were dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Welton Kemilious Wisham The Law Office of Welton K. Wisham 43 West 43rd Street Suite 95 New York, NY 10036 212-709-8183 Fax: 718-678-8062 Email: [email protected]

False Criminal Charges Outcome

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