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New York City Police Misconduct Attorneys

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.

PetersonDelleCave LLP, a New York City law firm focused on civil rights cases against the New York Police Department, has obtained favorable results for our clients in numerous false arrest, malicious prosecution, and excessive force lawsuits throughout New York. 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.

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 2015 the Civilian Complaint Review Board ("CCRB"), an independent organization that investigates allegations of police officer misconduct, received 4,460 complaints against NYPD Police Officers, a 7% decrease from 2014 when 4,775 complaints were filed?

Did you know that in 2015, the CCRB reported 2,086 allegations of excessive force, e.g. "the cops beat me up," against NYPD Police Officers?

Did you know that stop and frisk encounters have fallen from 601,285 encounters in 2010 to 22,563 in 2015?

Did you know that in 2015, 48% of victims stopped in Stop-and-Frisk searches were African American, 21% were Hispanics, and 11% were White?

Did you know that out of the $655.8 million New York City paid out during the 2015-16 fiscal year, more than one third, $228 million was for cases associated with the NYPD?

Did you know the NYPD's 2016 Executive Budget was almost 5 Billion Dollars?

NYPD Civil Rights Law Developments

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