A young man arrested for burglary may have a potential false arrest case in New York City or at least enough evidence to argue for a lesser punishment thanks to the actions of the dishonest officer who arrested him. In February a young man was arrested by an officer assigned to the grand larceny squad on suspicion of burglary. However, the case was rapidly escalated when the officer filed charges of assault against the individual. In a criminal complaint the officer stated that he had been struck by the suspect’s vehicle during the arrest and had suffered minor injuries to his arm and elbow.
Any time an assault charge is added to an existing charge, the alleged perpetrator is immediately facing much stiffer penalties and could potentially be the victim of unconscious bias on the part of police officers, corrections officers, judges, and jury members.
This case took a nasty twist, however, when video surfaced clearly showing that the officer had not been struck-nor had there been any “close calls”-at the time of the arrest. Now suspect, who remains in custody on burglary charges-has been exonerated of assault charges and the arresting officer must face perjury charges in a New York City court.
While such complications may not be enough to get the incarcerated individual completely out of trouble, it’s clear that this police officer who must testify in order for the City to prove the charges against this individual, will be facing serious credibility issues.
Unfortunately, police officers fabricates stories and/or embellish on what really happened in order to bolster their false arrest case in New York City. If you’ve been falsely arrested and imprisoned , you need an experienced false arrest attorney in New York City to help you sort through and negate the wrongful evidence collected in the case against you and bring the truth to light.
Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation today.