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New York City Police Misconduct Attorneys

PetersonDelleCave LLP, is a New York City law firm which 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 the first half of 2016 the Civilian Complaint Review Board ("CCRB"), an independent organization that investigates allegations of police officer misconduct, received 2,343 complaints against the NYPD, a 12% increase from the 2,088 complaints the CCRB received in the first half of 2015?

Did you know that in the first half of 2016, the CCRB reported 1,468 allegations of excessive force, e.g. "the cops beat me up," against NYPD Police Officers, an increase from the 1,197 allegations the CCRB received in the first half of 2015?

Did you know that stop and frisk encounters have fallen from 601,285 encounters in 2010 to 12,404 in 2016?

Did you know that in 2016, 52% of victims stopped in Stop-and-Frisk searches were African American, 29% were Hispanics, and 10% were White?

Did you know that out of the more then $1 Billion New York City paid out during 2016, more than one third, $279.7 million was for cases associated with the NYPD?

Did you know the NYPD's 2017 Executive Budget was over 5 Billion Dollars?

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

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