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‘Monell’ claim against NYPD’s mass arrest policies upheld

Nearly four years ago, R.J. Osterhoudt was unlawfully arrested in Williamsburg during a spontaneous street celebration of Barack Obama’s election as president. Rankin & Taylor represented Osterhoudt in criminal court, resulting in dismissal of the charges after 11 court appearances.   Now, in his civil rights lawsuit, a Brooklyn federal judge has ruled (link to […]

Demonstrators Request Injunction Restricting NYPD’s Use of Metal Barricades

NEW YORK (April 30, 2012) – Today, Occupy-affiliated demonstrators who were illegally held for two hours against their will on November 30, 2011 inside a pen built of interlocking metal barricades filed a civil rights action in federal court. The group is represented by the law firms of Rankin & Taylor and Beldock Levine & Hoffman. In […]