by Christopher Zoukis
A 45-year-old man who was arrested for public urination was awarded $150,000 after a jury found that officers of the New York Police Department used excessive force during his unlawful arrest.
On January 27, 2005, Emilio Rivera stopped in a Harlem restaurant to use ...
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