A Bronx police precinct the place detectives have been accused of terrorizing teenagers has value the town at the very least $2.forty four million in authorized settlements prior to now 4 years.
Data present that sixteen lawsuits during which forty second Precinct officers have been accused of wrongful arrests or extreme pressure have been settled for $50,000 or extra.
In a single settlement, the town agreed to pay $1 million to Juan Ramirez, a Bronx printing pressman who was hospitalized after he stated he was jolted with a Taser and kicked throughout a New Yr’s Day arrest in 2012 over a damaged mirror on a police automotive.
The settlement got here final yr after Ramirez’s lawyer confirmed a number of inaccuracies within the NYPD’s model of occasions — together with a police report saying no bodily drive was used throughout his arrest.
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Ramirez, fifty three, wanted surgical procedure on his spleen for inner bleeding and required two hospital stays for his accidents, which included bruised lungs and fractured ribs.
“They actually harm him,” Ramirez’s lawyer, Michael Braverman, stated. “He recovered fairly properly, however he was within the ICU for 2 weeks; that shouldn’t have occurred.”
Final yr, the town additionally reached a settlement with Jateik Reed, who was badly crushed by forty second Precinct cops throughout his Jan. 26, 2012, arrest.
A cellular phone digital camera captured footage of officers kicking and hanging Reed with a baton whereas he was on the bottom. The town agreed to pay him $480,000.
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“To this present day, I’ve by no means watched that entire video,” stated Reed’s mother, Schuan Reed. “After the primary couple of hits, I can’t watch.”
Schuan, her two different sons and Jateik’s good friend additionally received settlements from the town after they sued over their very own wrongful arrests.
That they had gone to the forty second Precinct stationhouse to verify on Jateik after his arrest. There, officers accused Schuan of slamming a gate after not being allowed to talk to a captain.
A heated trade of phrases led officers to handcuff them. Schuan’s then-5-yr-previous son was taken into custody for 2 hours earlier than he was launched to the household.
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The town paid $sixty five,000 to Schuan, $30,000 to the 5-yr-previous and $9,500 to her different son, Jayshan Walker.