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Bronx Lawsuit For Excessive Force by NYPD To Proceed With George Floyd Effect Cited

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, June 26 – Edward Rosado was standing in front of a Footlocker on Fordham Road in The Bronx when he was grabbed by the throat by an officer of the NYPD and arrested. The Bronx DA declined to prosecute. 

 Jump cut to June 26 when U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Ronnie Abrams held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

   Judge Abrams granted the defendants summary judgment on municipal liability / qualified immunity and false arrest - but not on excessive force.

Whereupon Rosado's lawyer said it was time to go to a jury, given he said the "George Floyd jury effect."  

He also said he might ask for reconsideration on the judicially created doctrine of qualified immunity - he cited Clarence Thomas.

Judge Abrams said the issue is settled in the Second Circuit, perhaps one for appeal but not one to further delay trial in this matter.

The case is Rosado v. Soriano et al., 16-cv-3310 (Abrams).


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