Demonstrators brutalized by the NYPD in the wake of George Floyd’s killing are suing the police and Mayor Bill de Blasio, alleging violation of the First and Fourth Amendments, a new lawsuit says.
A 33-year-old man was injured when a section of sidewalk collapsed beneath him Saturday, authorities said.
Wendolin Ortiz, 19, suffered terminal injuries, while two other victims, men aged 28 and 30, are expected to recover.
The City Council introduced legislation that wound ban the NYPD’s collection of DNA from children under 18 without consent from a guardian or attorney.
Dante Young suffered a fatal gunshot wound to his torso shortly after 6:35 p.m. Monday.
The office of state Attorney General Leticia James will probe the killing of a 20-year-old Bronx woman by a police officer who struck her with an NYPD patrol car, authorities said.
Police in the Bronx are routinely seen in public not wearing masks, despite the borough experiencing higher COVID-19 positivity rates than the rest of the city during much of this year.
“The New York City police blocked people from leaving before the curfew and then used the curfew as an excuse to beat, abuse, and arrest people who were protesting peacefully,” said Ida Sawyer, co-author of the Human Rights Watch report. “It was a planned operation with no justification that could cost New York taxpayers millions of dollars.”
Ariel Victor Castillo, 41, is accused of punching his own brother at a party.