Running record of select federal lawsuits related to NYPD misconduct arising from Occupy Wall Street and related demonstrations in New York City since 2011.
City Council members Rodriguez et al. v. Winski
“First Amendment Suppression”
City Council members Ydanis Rodriguez, Jumaane Williams, Letitia James, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, journalist John Knefel, and activist Jeffery McClain allege broad pattern of first amendment suppression and general misconduct by the New York Police Department and the Metropolitan Transit Authority conspiring with corporations JPMorgan Chase, Brookfield Office Properties, and Mitsui. Broad reaching complaint details dozens of specific instances of alleged misconduct— along with numerous links to video and documentary evidence— and seeks appointment of federal monitor to reform NYPD.
Plaintiffs: NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER YDANIS RODRIGUEZ, NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER JUMAANE WILLIAMS, JOHN KNEFEL, NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER LETITIA JAMES, JUSTIN SULLIVAN, JEFFERY MCCLAIN, NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO, STEPHANIE KEITH, DEMOCRATIC DISTRICT LEADER PAUL NEWELL, JUSTIN WEDES, PETER DUTRO, TIMOTHY FITZGERALD, PAUL SULLIVAN, MICHAEL RIVAS and YONATAN MILLER.
Defendants: DEPUTY INSPECTOR EDWARD WINSKI, THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THE METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY, J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO., BROOKFIELD OFFICE PROPERTIES, MITSUI FUDUSAN AMERICA, INC., MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONER RAYMOND KELLY, METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY POLICE COMMISSIONER MICHAEL COAN, MTA POLICE OFFICER LAKERAM, POLICE OFFICER ROBERT MATRISCIANI, SERGEANT STEVEN CARO, POLICE OFFICER MARGARET MONROE, POLICE OFFICER FERNANDO TRINIDAD, ONE HUNDRED JOHN AND JANE DOE NYPD OFFICERS, EIGHT JOHN AND JANE DOE MTA POLICE OFFICERS, TEN JOHN DOE EMPLOYEES OF J.P. MORGAN CHASE & CO., TEN JOHN DOE EMPLOYEES OF BROOKFIELD OFFICE PROPERTIES, AND JOHN DOE EMPLOYEES OF MITSUI FUDUSAN AMERICA, INC.
Berg v. NYPD
Claims related to NYPD’s use of barricades to kettle protesters on November 30, 2011 President Obama’s at Sheraton Hotel.
Plaintiffs: PHOEBE BERG, TOSHIRO KIDA, JOHN RIVERA, DAYNA ROZENTAL and JONATHAN JETTER
Defendants: NEW YORK CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER RAYMOND KELLY; CHIEF OF NEW YORK CITYPOLICE DEPARTMENT JOSEPH ESPOSITO; NEWYORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS/SERGEANTS YESENIA AYALA, Sh. No. 13587; BRENDA BATCHER, Sh. No. 18825; MATHEW BETTING, Sh. No. 12343; CYNTHIA BOYLE, Sh. No.6663; STEPHEN CAROLAN, Sh. No. 6693; MICHAEL CASALE, Sh. No. 30092; CHRISTOPHER CLARK, Sh. No. 30815; NATHAN COLLINS, Sh. No. 11773; FRANCISCO COSTA, Sh. No. 20660; JESSE COTTON, Sh. No. 1178; CHRIS DEFEO, Sh. No. 19936; JOSEPH DIAZ, Sh. No. 4744; THANYA DUHANEY, Shield No.5584; JEANETTE FIUEROU, Sh. No. 6040; DEBORAH GARBUTT, Sh. No. 29583; JAMES GATTO, Sh. No.27905; MATTHEW GRESSWELL, Sh. No. 10994;STEPHEN MAZZARD, Sh. No. 31071; MICHAEL RODER, Sh. No. 25253; DOUGLAS SHEEHAN, Sh. No.26759; DIXON SU, Sh. No. 7680; PETER VOLAIRE, Sh. No. 27518; TEN JOHN DOES 1-10 BELIEVED TO BE OFFICERS AND/OR SUPERVISORS OF THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Plaintiff Attorneys: David B. Rankin, Paula Z. Segal of Rankin & Taylor and Jonathan C. Moore and Jenn Rolnick Borchetta of Beldock Levine & Hoffman
Corbin and Wilson v. McCormack
“Lincoln Center Case”
Samantha Corbin and Robin Wilson allege they were wrongfully dispursed from Central Park by the commanding officer of the 20th Precinct Captain Christopher McCormack while assembling in prepration to protest David Koch’s sponsorship of Lincoln Center on June 2, 2011.
Plaintiffs: SAMANTHA CORBIN and ROBIN WILSON
Defendants: THE CITY OF NEW YORK, POLICE OFFICER ALAN SCHLISSEL, POLICE CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER MCCORMACK, and NINE JOHN DOES NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICERS
Plaintiff Attorney: David A. Thompson of The Law Offices of Wylie Stecklow