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“Another plaintiff’s attorney, Masai Lord, said, “The historic size and scope of the settlement hopefully shows that the City is taking these transgressions seriously, and that our First Amendment rights will be protected going forward.””
“Lord said Rosario was a victim of “overzealous” NYPD officers angered by the fact that they struck a pedestrian in their haste to arrest him.
Said the attorney, “These things are distressingly normal.””
Masai said that he has had clients who were innocent but pleaded guilty simply to avoid, or get out of, Rikers. He also had two clients who remained on the island and maintained their innocence, going to trial.
“We won both the trials, both of them were found not guilty and acquitted. And then you get this question where people spend five, six, seven, months in jail, on false charges and they can’t get anything for that, because they say, ‘Oh, there was probable cause for the arrest.’ So, therefore, we just took away six months of your life, seven months of your life, for a crime you said that you didn’t commit. And there’s no recourse, you get nothing. And the system’s allowed to do that and repeat that,” he said.
“Her lawyer Masai Lord said that Babb ” lost day care business because people were suspicious about why police were involved. These things have long term consequences that can be devastating even though the police look at it as minor.”
“The suit may go to trial this year, after a judge dismissed town board members’ appeal for qualified immunity in May. An appeal of that dismissal was then denied in the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit in mid-June.
The decision, his attorney Masai Lord said, is “really significant because it shows that his case has merit.”