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Case Name Jeffery v. City of New York PN-NY-0049
Docket / Court 1:20-cv-02843 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Policing
Special Collection Police Violence Protests (Spring/Summer 2020)
Case Summary
On June 26, 2020, three private individuals filed this class action lawsuit against the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and fifty police officers of unknown identities. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and ... read more >
On June 26, 2020, three private individuals filed this class action lawsuit against the City of New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and fifty police officers of unknown identities. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and plaintiffs were represented by private counsel.

The case arose out of the curfews that were imposed on New York City residents amidst the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd. The three plaintiffs were residents of New York City who were taken into custody for violating the curfew, although the complaint did not allege that they were arrested at any of the protests. Plaintiffs sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that the curfews were violations of the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Plaintiffs requested declaratory and money damages, including punitive damages, as well as costs and attorney's fees.

The case is ongoing as of August 5, 2020.

Jack Hibbard - 07/20/2020
Jack Hibbard - 08/05/2020


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Petitions clause
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Law-enforcement
Discrimination-basis
Race discrimination
General
Disparate Impact
Over/Unlawful Detention
Search policies
National Origin/Ethnicity
Hispanic
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Race
Black
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) City of New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo
Mayor Bill de Blasio
New York Police Department Officers
Plaintiff Description Three individuals arrested for violating curfew
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 06/26/2020
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:20-cv-02843 (E.D.N.Y.)
PN-NY-0049-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/16/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
PN-NY-0049-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/26/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Garaufis, Nicholas (E.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
PN-NY-0049-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cohen, Gerald M. (New York) show/hide docs
PN-NY-0049-0001
Fitch, Joshua Paul (New York) show/hide docs
PN-NY-0049-0001
Fuchs, Ilyssa S. (New York) show/hide docs
PN-NY-0049-0001 | PN-NY-0049-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Murray, Edward Louis III (New York) show/hide docs
PN-NY-0049-9000

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