Recent News at Devon Reiff P.C.
$1.82 Million Verdict for Victim of Excessive Use of Force
A jury awarded a 35-year-old Bronx woman $1.82 million for permanent injuries she suffered when a New York City Police officer fractured her foot by stomping on it when she came to the aid of her husband, who was being unjustly arrested by the officer for public intoxication.
Although a number of police officers testified that the plaintiff had punched the arresting officer and was resisting arrest, the evidence showed she was actually handcuffed by one wrist at the time she questioned her husband’s arrest. The jury clearly believed the police had used excessive force under the circumstances and then attempted to justify it by falsely accusing her of battery.
Unsecured Beach Umbrellas Pose Extreme Risks
By Devon Reiff, Esq.
Back in May of 2006, a settlement was reached with the State of New York in which it agreed to pay $200,000 to my client, a woman who narrowly escaped being killed by a flying beach umbrella at Robert Moses State Park. Continue Reading