New York, NY, May 20, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Attorney Michael J. Redenburg has been retained to represent an individual against the City of New York in a federal lawsuit for wrongful arrest. In Eastern District of New York Case Number 15-cv-2155, the complaint demands a trial by jury and includes causes of action for false arrest, unlawful search and seizure, failure to intervene and a Monell Claim.
According to the complaint, plaintiff was using an ATM at a store in Brooklyn around noon on April 7, 2015, when two NYPD officers grabbed him and started searching him without probable cause. The officers asked for identification, and he produced it. Back-up officers were called to the scene, and plaintiff claims one officer began teasing him about his sneakers saying they were fake. Another officer allegedly told plaintiff he was going to the precinct because the officer felt like putting him through the system.
Plaintiff was handcuffed and taken to the 70th Precinct, where he waited approximately nine hours before being taken to Central Booking to await arraignment. The charges against plaintiff included disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and a health code violation. The matter was adjourned in contemplation of dismissal.
As a result of his 22-hour detention, plaintiff asserts that he suffered an unlawful detention, loss of liberty and emotional distress. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as attorneys' fees and costs.
Mr. Redenburg regularly represents victims of false arrest in federal lawsuits against The City of New York and the New York City Police Department. He can be reached at (212) 240-9465 or online at www.mjrlaw-ny.com
About Michael J. Redenburg, Esq.
Michael J. Redenburg is a highly respected and distinguished criminal defense attorney serving New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Staten Island). For the second year in a row, Mr. Redenburg has been named a SuperLawyers NY Metro Rising Star by Thomson Reuters; this elite distinction is bestowed on no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in a state.
In 2014 and 2015, Mr. Redenburg was also named a Top 40 Under 40 attorney by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). Membership in ASLA is limited to less than 1.5 percent of lawyers nationwide. In 2014, Mr. Redenburg was honored among the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, a professional organization with membership by invitation only.