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Man Shocked With Taser on Christopher Street Sues NYPD So May 15 Trial in SDNY

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell book

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 14 – Gabriel Roldan was arrested and shocked with a taser - he says without cause - on NYC's Christopher Street and 7th Avenue on October 23, 2020. He sued. 

  On January 13, 2023 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it. 

  The City's lawyer said she intended to move for summary judgment. Judge Hellerstein asked how, if it was he (Roland) said, she said?   There's video, the City's lawyer continued. It makes it clear.

   No, Roldan's lawyer countered. In the video, the view is obscured for several second. The complaint has a still photograph of the taser.    Judge Hellerstein said, How about a trial before a Magistrate Judge?

  No, the City's lawyer said.   Judge Hellerstein asked, Why not?    After a pause, the City's lawyer said she would have to check with those above her. But generally they do not consent, she said.  

 OK, said Judge Hellerstein, let's pick a trial date. April?    The City's lawyer said that she'll be out of the country.   And so May 15 was chosen for trial.

  The case is Roldan v. City Of New York et al., 21-cv-9560 (Hellerstein) 


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