Law Department

Man Acquitted After 24 Years In Prison Suing NYC, NYPDA man who spent 24 years in prison before being retried and acquitted in a 1989 New York City killing is suing police, saying detectives mishandled the investigation.
Judge Allows 'Mafia Cop' Lawsuits To Move ForwardA judge is allowing families of seven men killed in mob hits to move forward with wrongful death lawsuits against the city because the crimes involved two ex-detectives.
Report: City Agrees To Settlement With Exonerated Central Park 5 DefendantsA published report Thursday said the city has agreed to a $40 million settlement to the five men whose convictions were overturned in the rape and beating of a woman in Central Park in 1989.
Community Reps Plead With De Blasio To Block High-End Union Square BarCommunity representatives pleaded with Mayor Bill de Blasio to do away with the Bloomberg era plan and said that the establishment would displace families and eliminate one of the city's most historic free speech sites.
Plaza Hotel Files Suit, Calls Citi Bike Rack 'Eyesore'The Plaza Hotel, a place where you can park your Rolls Royce at the curb and perhaps ask for Grey Poupon on your hot dog. But, is the Plaza any place for a Citi Bike rack?
Report: City Settles For $75,000 With Couple Arrested For Dancing In SubwayA Manhattan couple has reportedly settled with the city, after being arrested and held overnight in police custody for dancing on a subway platform.