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New York City Police Misconduct Attorneys

PetersonDelleCave LLP is a New York City law firm that sues NYPD for civil rights violations. We have been representing victims of police misconduct at the hands of NYPD since 2009. PetersonDelleCave LLP sues NYPD when cops have either lied in order to secure an arrest (false arrest) and prosecution (malicious prosecution), or when cops have beaten up our clients (excessive force). We also sue NYC Department of Corrections for civil rights violations against inmates on Rikers Island.

Our attorneys are experienced and have obtained favorable results for our clients in hundred of lawsuits against NYPD filed in all five New York City boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island. We fight for our clients every step of the way, and pledge to treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve as we guide you through the legal process.

PetersonDelleCave is hard working and thorough in all stages of the legal process and only accepts clients who have been damaged by a clear civil rights violation.

Police brutality, malicious prosecutions and false arrests happen every day throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Several cases of NYPD misconduct have received national media coverage over the years, but thousands of cases just like them are investigated every year in New York City alone. The City typically spends between $500 million and $600 million yearly on legal settlements, almost 99% of which goes to people who have suffered personal injuries for which the City is deemed responsible. If you are a victim of excessive force, false arrest, or malicious prosecution by the New York City Police Department, you need an experienced New York City police misconduct lawyer to help you assert your rights so that you can receive compensation for the injuries, loss of freedom and emotional distress you have endured at the hands of the NYPD.

We invite you to fill out the form below for a free consultation about your case, or to call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our office in Manhattan’s historic Woolworth Building, at (212) 240-9075. We keep all our clients’ information strictly confidential, and we will never share your information with any third party.

Did you know that in 2017 the Civilian Complaint Review Board ("CCRB"), an independent organization that investigates allegations of police officer misconduct, received 4,487 complaints in total – a slight increase from the 4,285 complaints in 2016. This is the first annual increase since 2009?

Did you know that in 2017 following a 9-year decline, the number of allegations of improper stops, questions and frisks/ “stop and frisks” rose from 871 to 901?

Did you know that there were 2,991 allegations of excessive force (whether use of physical bodily force, use of a gun, pepper spray, or handcuffs being too tight etc.) in 2017?

Did you know that in 2017 a half of alleged victims (50%) were black, 26 % Hispanic, 15 % white?

Did you know that in 2017 there were 1,164 allegations of improper search and entry, an increase from 1032 in 2016.

Did you know that in 2017 there were 661 allegations of improper vehicle stops, up from 537 in 2016?

Did you know that in 2017 NYPD imposed discipline on officers in 73% of the cases where the CCRB recommended it, but only 42% of the time did the discipline correspond to the type suggested by the CCRB?

New York City Civil Rights News: NYPD & NYC DOC - Excessive Force & False Arrests

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Client Reviews
I can't express how much Peterson Delle Cave LLP helped me and my family gain justice against the two NYPD cops who abused us. It was immediately obvious that Duncan and Malcolm were extremely experienced in handling cases against NYPD. They clearly explained to me how to sue NYPD, and were up front and clear about the length and difficulty of filing a lawsuit. They kept me informed throughout the entire process and their responses were always timely and thorough. I was very happy with the outcome and results they achieved for me and my family. I would recommend PetersonDelleCave LLP to anyone that wants to sue NYPD. L.D.
At first I was hesitant to contact a law firm I found on the internet, but from the moment I first visited PetersonDelleCave LLP’s Manhattan office I knew I had made the right choice. Mr. Delle Cave is a friendly, knowledgeable attorney who negotiated with the City’s lawyers and obtained a settlement in my case that exceeded my expectations. J. T.
From the beginning to the end of my case, Mr. Peterson was kind, understanding, and always available. He always made sure I understood every step of my case. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, responsive, hard-working attorney to represent me against the NYPD. I. J.
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