One of the more notable cases of police assaults in New York involved Carlton Brown, a twenty-eight-year-old African-American who was arrested by officers back in August of 1992 for allegedly having a suspended driver’s license. He was handcuffed and taken to the 63rd Precinct in Brooklyn where he says police officers beat him and pushed him through a glass door with his handcuffs still on. To add insult to injury, they charged him with resisting arrest. Brown sustained spinal cord injuries and had to be hospitalized for more than three years. His injuries resulted in permanent paralysis. In 1995, the city paid Brown what was then the largest pre-trial settlement amount in its history…$4.5 million. With added annuities, $16.6 million was to be paid out to him. Though no amount of money can right the wrongs of a police officer, it will go a long way toward paying your hospital bills and pain and suffering incurred as the result of a police assault. We have experienced lawyers that stay on top of the most recent laws, and can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your pain, and suffering, and loss of your quality of life.
We understand that many cases are not simply black and white. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed if you feel partly responsible for the assault or otherwise feel guilty about some of the circumstances. But at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. we don’t judge. We just listen. Assault is assault no matter how you slice it, and we have over twenty years of experience defending innocent victims of police assault in New York.
Michael Gunzburg is a New York Police Assault Attorney serving the New York metropolitian area including New York City, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx, Brooklyn, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange County.
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If you or someone you know has sustained injuries after being assaulted by police, contact a New York Police Assault Attorney at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. today!