Thompson v. Pennacchia et al

Case number
Court district
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Plaintiff gender, specified in lawsuit
Incident date
May 2, 2015
Incident time
12:20 AM
Stop Location
Motor Vehicle
Incident county
New York (Manhattan)
Settlement amount


The plaintiff was a passenger in a car being driven by a friend when the defendant officers pulled over the car. After stopping the car, the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the location on foot, but was quickly apprehended by the officers. The officers drew their guns and ordered everyone else out of the vehicle including the plaintiff. The plaintiff asked why another individual from the car was being arrested and immediately the defendant officers told her to shut up, tightly handcuffed her, and took the plaintiff to a nearby precinct. She was charged with Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree. The charges were ultimately dismissed.

Plaintiff Attorney

Christopher De Turk Galiardo Myers, Singer & Galiardo, LLP 299 Broadway Suite 200 New York, NY 10007 212-986-5900 Fax: 212-986-6250 Email: [email protected]

Force Detail
False Criminal Charges Outcome
False Criminal Charges Type

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