Courts and Law

The family of an unarmed man shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway has notified the city that it intends to file lawsuits seeking $50 million. … Full Article

Fallen officers remembered at 84th Precinct meeting

Instead of presenting crime reports and Cop of the Month awards, this month’s 84th Precinct Community Council meeting focused on commemorating NYPD Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who died in the line of duty last month. … Full Article

Barry Kamins named partner at new law firm

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that Kings County Supreme Court Justice Barry Kamins will be a named partner in the newly formed firm Aidala, Bertuna & Kamins, P.C. … Full Article

Brooklyn DA to investigate alleged NYPD gun planting scheme

In a federal suit against the city for an unspecified damage award, a Brooklyn resident claims that NYPD detectives violated his constitutional rights when they planted gun evidence and falsely charged him with criminal possession of a firearm. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office announced it … Full Article
BK Live 1/20/15: Charisma & Choke Hold Report

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses NYPD chokeholds

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle's legal editor, Charisma L. Troiano, sits down with state Assemblymember Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn) and Professor Maria (Maki) Haberfeld, chair of the Deptartment of Law and Police Science at John Jay College, to discuss the recent NYPD-IG chokehold report. … Full Article

Challengers want to unseat longtime NY police union leader

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch amid a rancorous public battle with the mayor.
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Brooklyn court again against school district in assumption of risk case

The Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously ordered that a negligence case against an upstate school district could continue in light of a likelihood of the plaintiff's success at trial.  … Full Article

Caribbean Chamber celebrates MLK at Borough Hall

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held a small business power breakfast meeting at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets $75K in NYPD chokehold suit

The city has settled with a Brooklyn father who claims police officers placed him in an illegal chokehold in 2013, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.  … Full Article

Dramatic PLO trial gives terror victims stage for redress

Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a busy district of Jerusalem in 2004. … Full Article

Wronged Brooklyn defendant suit for malicious prosecution set for trial

In a complex federal civil suit brought by a wrongly convicted Brooklyn defendant against New York City, three NYPD detectives and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney, allegations of systematic misconduct by a former Brooklyn district attorney’s administration will be front and ce … Full Article

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