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Off-Duty Black Female NYPD Officer Falsely Arrested

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NEW YORK, November 7, 2013 – Today, Off-Duty Alexis Murray-Medouze, a Black female, accuses her fellow NYPD officers of assaulting and falsely arresting her. Ms. Murray-Medouze claims, officers’ assigned to the 73rd Precinct assaulted and falsely arrested her for objecting to their abusive conduct towards her family members and friends because of their race. After objecting to the officers’ abusive conduct and requesting a police supervisor, she was thrown face first onto the ground falsely arrested, held for more than eleven (11) hours inside of the 73rd Precinct then released without being processed. Murray-Medouze was charged with misconduct related to this police interaction. She claims sustaining numerous injuries including a torn meniscus in her right knee that requires surgery.

Eric Sanders, Esq., says “Unfortunately, Officer Murray-Medouze’s experience is not that uncommon. Throughout the history of the NYPD, off-duty and on-duty officers of color particularly Blacks and Hispanics have complained about being assaulted and mistreated by fellow NYPD officers. Although there have been some systemic changes, the changes have not been sufficient to address this serious problem. Despite the cultural belief system within the NYPD, officers’ civil rights are important to protect as well.”

Ms. Murray-Medouze filed her federal complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The name of the case is ALEXIS S. MURRAY-MEDOUZE v. THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ET AL., Docket No.: 13 cv 6165 filed on November 7, 2013.

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