Category: Police Brutality

January 25, 2017

Dallin M. Fuchs Settles NYPD Police Brutality Case in the Bronx for $500,000

The partners and employees of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Dallin M. Fuchs, on his recent settlement of a Bronx police brutality case involving the New York City Police Department. The case involved a 35-year old man detained by store security at a Target store in the Bronx..

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October 19, 2016

NYPD Commissioner Admits Police Failed in Fatal Shooting of Emotionally Disturbed Bronx Woman

An emotionally disturbed Bronx woman was shot and killed on Tuesday by a Sergeant in the New York City Police Department inside her Bronx apartment. According to a report by CBS New York, the woman was known to the police and known to be emotionally disturbed. Apparently, she attempted to grab a baseball bat and..

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March 9, 2016

Some NYPD Officers Still Using Banned Choke Hold

When a New York City police officer or other law enforcement personnel use excessive force, civilians, suspects and prisoners can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. In cases such as these, injury victims and their families may be entitled to compensation from the City of New York. To obtain a successful verdict or settlement in an..

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August 6, 2015

Police Use of Long Range Acoustic Device May Have Been Excessive Force

July 17 was the one year anniversary of Eric Garner’s death. After the incident that recently occurred in Dallas, regarding the alleged suicide of Sandra Bland, many people gathered in a collective peaceful protest against police brutality. The protest escalated into a sit-in and the police responded by making arrests and utilizing their new crowd-control..

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November 24, 2014

New York Agrees to Pay $2.25 Million for Death at Rikers

According to Reuters, New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, announced on October 31 st that the city would pay $2.25 million to resolve a wrongful death claim brought against them by Alma Murdough regarding the death of her son. Murdough filed a wrongful death claim after her son Jerome, a Marine Corps veteran, was found..

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