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Case Name Raymond v. The City of New York EE-NY-0285
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-06885 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Equal Employment
Policing
Case Summary
On August 31,2015, the plaintiff, an African-American police officer, and others similarly situated filed a class action suit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Plaintiffs allege that over the past decade ... read more >
On August 31,2015, the plaintiff, an African-American police officer, and others similarly situated filed a class action suit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Plaintiffs allege that over the past decade and continuing to the present, the NYPD has pursued an unofficial policy of directing, instructing, compelling and mandating its employees to perform a mandatory numbers of arrests, issue a mandatory number of summons or write a mandatory number of tickets (quota) or a defined period of time. Plaintiffs allege the New York City Police Department has violated their First Amendment rights by punishing and retaliating against the plaintiffs for complaining and speaking out against the quota. They further allege the NYPD has violated their Fourteenth Amendment rights and violates employment discrimination laws under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 by discriminating against the plaintiffs on the basis of race and national origin in the administration of disciplinary measures for failure to meet the quota. The plaintiffs seek declaratory and injunctive relief and compensatory damages.

On January 11, 2016, the New York City Police Department filed a motion to dismiss on the basis that the complaint fails to properly state the claims alleged. The court has yet to rule on the motion as of March 14, 2016.

Maria Ricaurte - 03/14/2016


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-area
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Racial profiling
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action State law
State Anti-Discrimination Law
42 U.S.C. § 1983
42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1985
Defendant(s) City of New York
Plaintiff Description African-American and Latino minority Police Officers employed by the New York City Police Department.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
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 Megacases, Diversity, and the Elusive Goal of Workplace Reform
Written: Mar. 01, 2008
By: Nancy Levit (University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law)
Citation: 49 B.C. L. Rev. 367 (2008)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Second Generation Employment Discrimination: A Structural Approach
By: Susan Sturm (Columbia Law School)
Citation: 101 Colum. L. Rev. 458 (2001)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:15−cv−06885 (S.D.N.Y.) 08/31/2015
EE-NY-0285-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 08/31/2015
EE-NY-0285-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to Dismiss 01/11/2016
EE-NY-0285-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint 03/13/2016
EE-NY-0285-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Swain, Laura Taylor (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0285-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Nwokoro, Chukwuemeka (New York)
EE-NY-0285-0001 | EE-NY-0285-0002 | EE-NY-0285-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Comfrey, Kathleen M. (New York)
EE-NY-0285-0003 | EE-NY-0285-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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