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Case Name Gomez-Garcia v. New York City Police Dep't PN-NY-0015
Docket / Court 451000/2012 ( State Court )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Policing
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Failure to train
Over/Unlawful Detention
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Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State law
Defendant(s) City of New York
Plaintiff Description The plaintiffs are several individuals who were subjected to full arrest processes by the NYPD for the possession of small quantities of marijuana, despite state law mandating that these individuals merely be issued a ticket.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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Case Studies Federal Enforcement of Police Reform
By: Stephen Rushin (University of Illinois College of Law, University of California, Berkeley - Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program )
Citation: 82 Fordham Law Review 3189 (2014)
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  Panopticism for Police: Structural Reform Bargaining and Police Regulation by Data-Driven Surveillance
By: Mary D. Fan (University of Washington)
Citation: Forthcoming, 87 Washington L. Rev. __ (2012).
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  What Happens When Police Are Forced to Reform?
Written: Nov. 13, 2015
By: Kimbriell Kelly, Sarah Childress and Steven Rich (Frontline/Post)
Citation: Washington Post (Nov. 13, 2015)
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General Documents
Verified Complaint 06/21/2012 (2012 WL 2362711)
PN-NY-0015-0001 PDF | WESTLAW | Detail
Document Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Banks, Steven L. (New York)
Gibney, William D. (New York)
O'Brien, Thomas (New York)
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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