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Black Male NYPD Sergeant Files ‘False Arrest’ Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK, December 5, 2013 – New York Civil Rights Attorney Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., alleges the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau is an inept racially charged corrupt ‘Good Ole Boys’ network operating without any real government oversight.

According to the federal complaint, Sergeant Raymond Stukes, formerly assigned to the 81st Precinct files suit after falsely arrested and accused of perjury and related offenses during an Internal Affairs Bureau ‘Sting.’ Unbeknownst to Sergeant Stukes, he was the subject of a criminal investigation because of an arrest he verified on or about September 3, 2009.

Sergeant Stukes was arrested at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office and charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st Degree, Perjury 2nd Degree, Offering A False Instrument for Filing 2nd Degree, Falsifying Business Records 2nd Degree, Official Misconduct 1st Degree and Perjury 3rd Degree.

On or about November 14, 2011, Sergeant Stukes learned through his attorney that Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes called Sergeant Benevolent Association Vice President Robert Ganley and said “We know that Sergeant Stukes DID NOT sign any of the paperwork. Come down so that we can get this done.” The very next day, Sergeant Stukes appeared before Supreme Court Justice John P. Walsh and the Kings County Assistant District Attorney requested that the ‘charges be dismissed for lack of evidence.’ There was no apology for ruining Sergeant Stukes’s reputation.

“Hopefully, Mayor-Elect Bill deBlasio and incoming Police Commissioner William J. Bratton will engage in a long serious top-to-bottom review of the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau. We suggest starting with immediately replacing Bureau Chief Charles V. Campisi. NYPD employees’ have a legal right to be treated with courtesy, professionalism and respect. They also have a legal right to be protected in the terms and conditions of employment irrespective of race. They certainly do not lose their civil rights because they are Department employees.” Eric Sanders says.

Sergeant Stukes filed his federal amended complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The name of the case is RAYMOND STUKES v. THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., Docket No.: 13 cv 6166 filed on December 5, 2013.

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