False Arrest Lawsuit Settlement
NEW YORK CITY SETTLES FALSE ARREST CLAIM WITH LAWYER COUPLE
As reported in the New York Daily News on May 14, 2012:
The city will pay a $360,000 settlement to a civil rights lawyer and his wife who claimed they were falsely arrested by cops after objecting to the beatdown of a drug suspect on a Brooklyn street.
The couple were stopped at a red light on Vanderbilt and Atlantic Aves. on June 21, 2007, when they observed cops tackle a man. The suspect was handcuffed when Sgt. Steven Talvy allegedly kicked the man in the head.
The Warrens got out of their vehicle and Michael Warren told the sergeant what he was doing was wrong and illegal. The couple alleged they were punched in the face and subjected to police brutality before being charged with disorderly conduct. They spent about six hours in police custody.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board substantiated an excessive force allegation against Talvy in the Warrens’ case.
A spokeswoman for the city Law Department said the settlement was in the best interest of all parties.
The attorneys at Treyvus & Konoski did not represent the Warrens in connection with their case, but support their lawsuit. Bryan Konoski was a victim of police misconduct and can empathize with the Warren family. To read about Bryan Konoski’s experience, click here. We congratulate the Warren family for standing up for their rights.
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