Chuck wrote:And I would think he has a very good chance of recouping costs on a 9.68 case after it's over.
rouger10 wrote:Did you also notice that the patrolman, A. Carmine #535, signed off that "I have been advised that I am a necessary witness." and "I have been advised of civil liability."
Sounds to me like A. Carmine just stepped neck deep into a whole bunch of trouble !!!!!
steves 50de wrote:Can a civil rights lawsuit not be filed in federal court right now.
djthomas wrote:The city of course should not oppose his post-dismissal motion to immediately seal his record, and should be prepared to offer at least a few thousand bucks in "nuisance fees" to stave off a slam dunk federal civil rights suit with substantially more downside for the city.
deanimator wrote:What exactly does "sealing" his record do for him?
deanimator wrote:If the arrest was at all publicized, it'll be online... FOREVER
deanimator wrote:The city is utterly powerless to cleanse the media of the information.
deanimator wrote:How can damage to his reputation be mitigated by the city, AT ALL?
deanimator wrote:Why should he settle for a pittance which doesn't even come close to compensating him for his damages? And that's not counting attorney's fees.
djthomas wrote:deanimator wrote:What exactly does "sealing" his record do for him?
It will allow him to legally deny that the incident ever happened and it will prohibit any public agency with information on the case from further disseminating information about it, six months, a year, five years from now, whether on its own or in response to a public records request. That's worth something.
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