Man who sued NYPD twice over stop-and-frisks settles with NYC for $10,000
Added 02-27-20 07:13:02am EST - “David Ourlicht's initial suit over a wrongful NYPD stop in 2008 was part of the landmark Floyd v. City of New York class action suit in which the judge ruled that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional and amounted to racial profiling.” - Nydailynews.com
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The first time he sued the city after being stopped and frisked, David Ourlicht helped prove the NYPD’s controversial tactic was unconstitutional and amounted to racial profiling.
A decade later, and after earning a law degree, Ourlicht sued New York a second time after being searched and unlawfully arrested yet again — and helped show how the Mayor Bloomberg-era policy continues to wrongly target black and Latino men despite a rollback under the de Blasio administration, he told the Daily News.
Ourlicht’s initial suit over a wrongful NYPD stop in 2008 was part of the landmark Floyd v. City of New York class action suit in which the judge ruled that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional and amounted to racial profiling.
In March 2018, Ourlicht, who had since become a Legal Aid staff attorney, was with a friend in Crown Heights when they were stopped by two cops who accused them of smoking marijuana.
Both men were frisked, though nothing was found, according to Ourlicht’s federal lawsuit. But he was charged with destruction of evidence and taken to the 77th Precinct, where he claimed he was held for six hours before the charges were dropped when the Brooklyn DA declined to prosecute the case.
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