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Sanford Rubenstein

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Family Of MTA Bus Driver Killed In Crash To Sue Nightclub For Serving Alleged Killer

William Pena’s relatives are suing the nightclub 1 Oak, where Dominic Whilby, 22, of Griffin, Ga., was partying before the Feb. 12 accident.

02/24/2014

Sanford Rubenstein describes his injuries to reporters on Jan. 27, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Elderly Jaywalker Claims Police Roughed Him Up, Sues NYPD, City For $5M

A elderly Chinese immigrant is suing the NYPD and the city, alleging that police officers roughed him up after he jaywalked on the Upper West Side earlier this month.

01/27/2014

NYPD Car (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Man Dies Shortly After Early Morning Encounter With Police

A Brooklyn man and father of nine died on Thursday after a member of his family was questioned by police about a cellphone robbery.

08/15/2013

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein with 4-year-old Ariel Russo's parents after it was announced the DOI will investigate the new 911 system. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 8800

City Department Of Investigation To Probe New 911 System

After Ariel Russo was struck by a speeding SUV while walking to pre-kindergarten with her grandmother, there was a four-minute delay before EMS was dispatched.

07/10/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4, Suing City Over 911 Response Time

Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.

06/12/2013

Autistic Man Burned

Lawsuit: Bronx Group Home Workers Branded Disabled Man With Potato Masher

The lawsuit claims 24-year-old Eduardo Sandoval was branded with a hot potato masher by at least one staffer at the Leake & Watts residential facility last June.

05/20/2013

Reynaldo Cuevas (credit: Family handout)

Family Of Bodega Worker Accidentally Killed By Police To Sue City

The family of a bodega worker who was accidentally shot and killed by a New York City police officer during a robbery plans to sue the city for $25 million.

03/02/2013

Noel Polanco In Uniform (credit: Facebook)

Family Of Noel Polanco Files Notice Of Claim Against NYC, Detective

The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop is taking first official step toward a lawsuit.

02/20/2013

NYPD Cruiser/file (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Family Of Paralyzed Teen Calls For Criminal Investigation Of NYPD-Involved Crash

Leonel Cuevas was riding on a dirt bike that collided with a patrol car on Walton Avenue Oct. 27. The driver of the bike was killed.

12/11/2012

Pierre and Rose Ulysse attend a court hearing in brooklyn for their son's attackers - Jul 13, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

2 Middle School Bullies Charged, Released In Case Of Anti-Gay Assault That Left Victim Blind In One Eye

Two teenage boys were charged Friday with assault as a hate crime, following a June 5th bullying incident that left their victim blind in one eye.

07/13/2012

Herve Gilles (credit: Handout via Sanford Rubenstein)

Spring Valley Police Officer Will Not Be Indicted In Fatal Shooting Of Haitian Immigrant

An investigation found that Herve Gilles, who had a record of drunkenness and mental illness, was beating Spring Valley Officer John Roper with Roper’s nightstick when the officer fired, hitting Gilles in the neck and then in the head, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said.

05/08/2012

Charnel Robinson, mother of Rikers Island beating death victim (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Rikers Island Correction Officers Sentenced In Beating Death Of Inmate

Prosecutors said Michael McKie, 33, and Khalid Nelson, 37, ran what became known at Rikers as “the Program” in which inmates were directed to assault other prisoners to keep order in the cell blocks.

01/17/2012

Handcuffs - File Photo

Wounded Brooklyn Woman Held For 5 Days Says NYPD Tried To ‘Get Me To Lie’

Takesha Griffin says she still doesn’t know who fired the stray bullet that hit her in the leg on September 3. She says, however, that police didn’t believe her and accused her of protecting her friend.

10/27/2011

Reed's husband Robert David and daughter Chrystal Reed (Photo/CBS 2)

2nd Blizzard-Related Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against NYC

Claire Reed, who was 63-years-old, suffered chest pains and died on December 27. Her family’s attorney says the police, fire, transportation and sanitation departments are at fault.

01/25/2011