A metropolis employee says he turned a pariah in his neighborhood and on-line when a prime NYPD official accused him of a deadly capturing outdoors a Brooklyn constructing — however by no means advised the general public he was later cleared.
Tyrell Rozzell is suing Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce and the town, saying Boyce held a press convention on Dec. 5 — fingering him and one other man because the killers of Salaya Figueroa and releasing a needed poster of them to the media.
“She was an unintended sufferer on this,” Boyce informed reporters whereas figuring out Rozzell and one other suspect, Fred Coleman. “They have been aiming for another person. We’ve recognized these two people because the shooters.”
When Rozzell, 27, noticed the information, he employed a lawyer and deliberate to give up to cops to clear his identify, in response to his lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Brooklyn Supreme Courtroom.
However when the lawyer referred to as to rearrange a give up date, detectives informed him to not fear about it — Rozzell had been dominated out as one of many killers, the lawsuit says. Rozzell even went to the seventy fifth Precinct stationhouse in East New York simply to ensure, and a detective once more stated he was free to go.
“That’s once I stated, ‘What about the entire thing with the needed poster, as a result of that’s all over the place now, that would break my life. I’m not protected the place I stay,’ ” Rozzell recalled telling the detective, in response to a transcript of a courtroom listening to related to the lawsuit.
Regardless of his considerations, the NYPD didn’t inform the general public he was not a suspect, the lawsuit says.
Consequently, Figueroa’s household and buddies nonetheless consider Rozzell is likely one of the killers, making it unattainable for him to return to the house he shared together with his mom within the Pink Homes in East New York, the lawsuit says. Figueroa’s household additionally lives within the Pink Homes.
Rozzell has by no means been again to the condo and now resides in Lengthy Island together with his dad.
The fallout from the press convention has additionally been dangerous for his social life and his job.
The highest Google search of Rozzell’s identify is a narrative about Boyce saying he’s a needed man who is taken into account armed and harmful.
“You Google your identify and the very first thing you see is you are needed for homicide,” his lawyer, Alexis Padilla, stated. “How properly do you assume you will do on Tinder?”