The lawsuit marks the first time the empire state’s AG has ever sued the city’s police force.
Robert Castillo, 51, was off duty when he landed the facial blow on the victim and tossed her against a wall at her City Island address, leaving her with cuts and bruises, according to prosecutors.
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.
The NYPD patrol vehicle that fatally struck Sophia Gomez was speeding down Pelham Parkway at nearly 60 miles per hour when the crash happened, Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
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.
Sophia Gomez, who lived on Pelham Parkway near the site of the fatal crash, died Thursday night at Jacobi Hospital.
“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.”
The Department of Justice on Monday placed New York City on a list of municipalities it considers “anarchist jurisdictions,” a designation aimed at stripping the five boroughs of badly needed federal funds.
A Bronx judge on Friday dismissed 312 summonses the NYPD issued to protestors arrested at a June 4 demonstration decrying the police killing of George Floyd.
The PBA’s endorsement comes amid widespread uprisings against police violence, including shootings that routinely kill Black and brown Americans.