Arbelaez et al 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
Multiple Plaintiffs
Incident date
May 29, 2015
Stop Location
Incident county
Precinct taken to


Defendant officers from the Bronx Narcotics Unit forcibly entered Plaintiff's apartment with guns drawn and destructively and unreasonably searched it. Officers handcuffed all the Plaintiffs, brought them to the living room, and kept asking where the drugs were. Officers intentionally destroyed property, strip searched Plaintiffs, and took them into a room one by one to interrogate them. 3 Plaintiffs were arrested, taken to the 48th Precinct, and charged with Criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the second degree (N.Y.P.L. 220.50 (03)) and Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (N.Y.P.L. 220.03). Criminal charges against all Plaintiffs were eventually dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Marc Augustine Cannan Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP 99 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 (212) 277-5853 Fax: (212) 557-0565 Email: [email protected]

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

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