Police misconduct happens if a law enforcement officer violates a person’s constitutional rights. Police misconduct by a member of law enforcement may subject an officer and police department to both criminal and civil liability.
Civil police misconduct involves a law enforcement officer engaging in a “pattern of conduct” that denies an individual of his or […]
All across the United States, attention has been drawn to police brutality and misconduct. In New York City, there are hundreds of police brutality and police misconduct cases investigated each year that result in approximately $500 million a year in settlements. The Civilian Complaint Review Board is the organization that is responsible for independently investigating […]
Marc Ringel was released from a New York State prison the weekend of December 31, 2016 to January 1, 2017 after previously pleading guilty to criminal possession and weapons charges. The Second Department of New York State’s Appellate Division unanimously overruled the Nassau County Supreme Court’s decision not to suppress the evidence leading to Mr. […]
Recently, the online forum, Above the Law, discussed what typically happens when an individual has an unexpected psychotic episode resulting in criminal charges. Defendants have the option of invoking what is colloquially called an “insanity defense.” In New York, it is an affirmative defense, asserting that the defendant was “not responsible by reason of mental […]