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Tag Archives: NYPD

How Much Does Police Misconduct Cost the Public?

Both in New York City and across the United States, taxpayers are increasingly seeing public funds used to pay huge settlements and verdicts as a result of police misconduct, violence and abuse. In 2014, the 10 American cities with the largest police departments spent $248.7 million on verdicts and settlements resulting from police misconduct. Those… Read More »

$20 million suit against NYPD detective who killed an unarmed National Guardsman

Cecilia Reyes, mother of Noel Polanco, a National Guardsman, claims Hassan Hamdy was “negligent” and “reckless” when he  discharged a single shot at 22-year-old Noel Polanco during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway last fall. Reyes is slamming the city and her son’s killer with a $20 million lawsuit, reported by the Daily… Read More »

Excessive Force: $1.2 Million Verdict against New York Police Department

In February 2012, Stephanie Adams, a former Playboy Playmate, was awarded a $1.2 million verdict against the City of New York for excessive force of a police officer. Represented by Rubenstein and Rynecki partner Sanford Rubenstein and trial attorney Nina Neumunz, Ms. Adams was awarded $1.2 million after she suffered permanent neck and back injury… Read More »

Rubenstein and Rynecki—Protecting the Wrongfully Injured

Our firm represents people who suffer injuries and wrongful death caused by accidents, medical malpractice, and police brutality. Practicing in New York since 1972, we protect client rights, fight for fair compensation, and help create a safer society for us all. Well-known for tireless commitment to individuals suffering wrongful injury, Sanford Rubenstein is senior partner… Read More »