Two men were taken into police custody earlier this month after NYPD officers stopped them on the street in Harlem. The men are now claiming false arrest in New York City, stating that the police were acting solely on the color of their clothing with nothing else to go on.
The incident occurred on June 12th when Anthony Ross and Saquan Eady claim they were stopped, slammed to the ground, and handcuffed at the intersection of 116th Street and Manhattan Avenue. Ross told media outlets that he was on his way home from work when he met his friend and they began to walk together.
The cops stopped both men shortly thereafter, asked them repeatedly if they were carrying firearms, them cuffed them. They were repeatedly searched (Ross says he was stripped searched in custody) then one of them was released with a misdemeanor ticket for disorderly conduct. Eady, a parolee, is still behind bars because (his mother says) the police detention and interrogation pushed him past his parole-mandated curfew.
Investigation into this latest accusation of false arrest in New York City revealed that the NYPD was indeed looking for a suspected shooter in the area. Ross claims that the shooter was reported as wearing black clothing and that’s why he was singled out by the officers.
Advocates for the alleged victims say that this is a clear-cut case of stop and frisk-a policy that has focused nationwide attention on the NYPD for improper practices including racial profiling.
Both men are alleging false arrest by the NYPD. Eady may contemplating a claim of a charge of excessive force and/or police brutality because of the way he was slammed to the ground during his arrest.
If you’ve been the victim of improper NYPD conduct, contact and experienced false arrest attorney in New York City right now. Call The Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 without any further delay.