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Appellate Court Addresses Damage Awards in Case of Excessive Force by Police Officers

Posted in Hand Injuries, Psychological Damages

On May 30, 2008, at about 8:30 p.m., then 49 year old William Cardoza was drinking beer outside in front of the Bronx building where he lived. New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) officers assigned to address quality of life issues, such as public drinking, observed Mr. Cardoza with an open container. In the next… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Overturns $2,000,000 Verdict for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Punitive Damages in Case alleging Excessive Force by Police

Posted in Psychological Damages, Punitive Damages

Carlos Pacheco was 23 years old and had a five year history of seizure disorders. Typically, an ambulance would be summoned to his apartment in the Bronx and he’d be taken to the hospital, treated and released. On September 30, 2006, Carlos was having a seizure and his girlfriend called 911. After police and ambulance… Continue Reading