Even as the New York City police commissioner and the Mayor’s Office attempt to clean up the tarnished reputation of the NYPD, more and more cases of false arrest in New York are coming to light that show just how unfair individual police officers can be. Most recently Cipriana Quann, a model and the co-founder of the popular fashion blog Urban Bush, has filed suit against the NYPD claiming that she was placed under arrest for allegedly impeding an arrest in progress.
Quann says the false arrest in New York City stems from an incident at a popular nightclub. She was entering the club when an NYPD officer shoved past her in order to confront other patrons inside. She spoke out asking the officer to be more careful about who he was shoving and that’s when the handcuffs came out. She was taken into custody and held for 24 hours until she finally agreed not to fight the charges against her. In response the NYPD offered an “adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for disorderly conduct.”
Quann, called the “voice of your generation” by HBO and one of Vogue magazine’s “six brilliant women in New York” was perhaps the wrong individual to arrest on such a petty charge. She has a massive platform at her disposal and is free to speak out against false arrest in New York City and the excesses by NYPD officers.
Unfortunately, most individuals who suffer false arrest in New York aren’t in such positions of public notoriety. Their cases are often overlooked by the media and forgotten unless they involve excessive force, brutality, or other violations of their civil rights.
If you feel you’ve been unjustly targeted by the NYPD and that they’ve unlawfully held you in custody contact an expert false arrest attorney in New York City to discuss your case today. You could be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel for a free consultation at (800) 734-9338 or (212) 385-1122 to learn your rights.