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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, a group of minority New York City police officers who had been disciplined or fired 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 for violations of the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth ... read more >
On August 31, 2015, a group of minority New York City police officers who had been disciplined or fired 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 for violations of the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments, as well as violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, and of 42 USC §§ 1981, 1983, 1985. The Plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief and compensatory damages. Specifically, the Plaintiffs claimed that the NYPD's system of traffic violation quotas led to disparate treatment and impact on minority police officers. The case was presided over by Judge Laura Taylor Swain.

On December 2015, the Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. On January 11, 2016, the New York City Police Department moved to dismiss the amended complaint, asserting that the complaint failed to properly state the claims alleged. On March 6, 2017, Judge Laura Taylor Swain granted the Department's motion to dismiss, but allowed the Plaintiffs to make a motion for leave to replead the claims and requests for relief. On May 14, 2017, the Plaintiffs filed a memorandum of law in support of their motion for leave to file a second amended complaint. On June 27, 2018, the plaintiffs’ motion to amend their complaint was granted and denied in part. Each plaintiff’s claims were reviewed individually. The court allowed individual plaintiffs' federal discrimination claims against various individual defendants, various plaintiffs’ retaliation claims, all plaintiffs’ state law claims, all plaintiffs’ First Amendment retaliation claims against one individual defendant, and various plaintiffs’ First Amendment retaliation claims against the City and additional individual defendants.

On July 18, 2018 the plaintiffs submitted an amended complaint that abided by the District Court’s ruling. Discovery began August 18, 2018. On October 2, 2019, the case was reassigned to Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave. After multiple discovery deadline extensions, with the final deadline being January 10, 2020, parties were required to submit a joint status report and they scheduled a settlement conference for December 4, 2019. The parties did not settle. The case is ongoing.

Maria Ricaurte - 03/14/2016
Lisa Limb - 03/23/2018
Christiana Johnson - 12/06/2019


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Self-incrimination
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-area
Demotion
Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff
Discipline
Pay / Benefits
Promotion
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1981
42 U.S.C. § 1983
42 U.S.C. § 1985
State Anti-Discrimination Law
State law
Defendant(s) Mayor
New York City
New York City Police Department
NYPD Bureau Chief
NYPD Chief of Department
Police Commissioner
Plaintiff Description African-American and Latino police officers employed by the New York City Police Department.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 08/31/2015
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
1:15−cv−06885 (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0285-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
EE-NY-0285-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion to Dismiss [ECF# 34]
EE-NY-0285-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/11/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Complaint [ECF# 31]
EE-NY-0285-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/13/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 60] (2017 WL 892350) (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0285-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 03/06/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order [ECF# 86] (317 F.Supp.3d 746) (S.D.N.Y.)
EE-NY-0285-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/27/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Amended Complaint [ECF# 87]
EE-NY-0285-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/11/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Swain, Laura Taylor (S.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
EE-NY-0285-0004 | EE-NY-0285-0006 | EE-NY-0285-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Nwokoro, Chukwuemeka (New York) show/hide docs
EE-NY-0285-0001 | EE-NY-0285-0002 | EE-NY-0285-0005 | EE-NY-0285-9000
Scola, John Andrew Jr. (New York) show/hide docs
EE-NY-0285-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Comfrey, Kathleen M. (New York) show/hide docs
EE-NY-0285-0003 | EE-NY-0285-9000
Rubinstein, Yuval (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
EE-NY-0285-9000

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