Bernard Lewis was arrested for alleged possession of stolen property. He spent approximately 24 hours in jail. Thirteen months later, prosecutors moved to dismiss the charge.
Lewis then filed a lawsuit, which resulted in a week long trial. The jury found in his favor on both claims, awarding $50,000 on July 20, 2007. He was represented by attorney Michael Andrews.
See: Lewis v. City of New York, New York County Court, Index no. 121119/2002.
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Lewis v. City of New York
|Cite||New York County Court, Index no. 121119/2002|
|Level||State Trial Court|