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Man to sue NYPD and state police after false arrest

 A Brooklyn construction worker is planning to sue the NYPD and state police for false arrest after they detained him because his car was similar to the one that hit a cop in Times Square, according to lawyers on Monday. 

Shreaf Taha, 24, headed across the Verrazano Bridge toward Bay Ridge in New York City after seeing ‘Jumanji’ with his girlfriend on Wednesday. 

Unbeknownst to him, an eager trooper thought Taha’s car was the one used to hit a cop while doing donuts near Time Square on January 13 and followed him from the bridge. 

With the help of the NYPD, the trooper was able to block Taha from his home. 

Shreaf Taha, 24, headed across the Verrazano Bridge toward Bay Ridge in New York City after seeing 'Jumanji' with his girlfriend on Wednesday when he was followed by troopers who thought his car was the one used to hit a cop while doing donuts near Time Square on January 13

Shreaf Taha, 24, headed across the Verrazano Bridge toward Bay Ridge in New York City after seeing ‘Jumanji’ with his girlfriend on Wednesday when he was followed by troopers who thought his car was the one used to hit a cop while doing donuts near Time Square on January 13

The officers then flashed their lights on him and ordered Taha to the ground while having their guns drawn, he told the New York Daily News. 

Taha was eventually taken to the 68th Precinct and held for several hours. While he was eventually released, Taha was ticketed for excessive window tinting and excessive exhaust noise. 

‘He went to a doctor the following day because when the police arrested him they yanked his arms back, they scraped up his elbow,’ Taha’s lawyer Arthur Hill said Monday.

Taha was eventually taken to the 68th Precinct and held for several hours. While he was eventually released, Taha was ticketed for excessive window tinting and excessive exhaust noise

Taha was eventually taken to the 68th Precinct and held for several hours. While he was eventually released, Taha was ticketed for excessive window tinting and excessive exhaust noise

Police detained Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, on Wednesday over the incident in which a New York police officer was carried on the hood of a moving Mercedes-Benz C63 in Times Square on January 13

Hill asserted that the tickets were a whack attempt at a documentation cover up from the police to correct their error. 

He added: ‘The police are making a lot of mistakes. And when they do, they tend to issue a summons after the fact to kind of justify what they did.’

The NYPD would eventually arrest Arfhy Santos, 20, and William Lopez, 24, on Wednesday in connection to the assault. 

Jim Ross, an attorney, claimed that the experience was traumatic for Taha. 

‘There’s emotional pain associated with an event like this and they’re going to pay for that,’ Ross said. 

‘If you could just picture yourself in a situation where you have 15 to 20 police officers with guns out approaching you, it’s a scary situation.’

In the complaint, Taha list false arrest, negligence, false imprisonment, illegal detention and other civil rights violations.

A dollar amount hasn’t been settled upon yet according to the lawyers. 

William Thompson, 93, a former New York Supreme Court judge, asserted that incidents like these just bring about more enemies for police. 

‘What makes these guys go so wrong so often?’ he said. 

‘Let’s face it, we need the cops. But this is outrageous. It’s your money and my money we’re paying these people. It’s taxpayer money.’ 

 

 

 



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