Allen Moye of Queens, New York is the first person to sue the city for being a target of stop and frisk by the NYPD, since a judge ruled the practice unconstitutional.
Moye, 54, who is legally blind, said he was arrested on false charges in 2010 on a Harlem street corner, while waiting for a friend. He faced credit card forgery charges, but they were later dropped.
“It was racial profiling, what they did,” Moye said to the New York Daily News Thursday. “...It’s a different Jim Crow. They try to put everybody behind bars to do their work.”
The Daily News reports:
The officers “snatched his identification from him,” the lawsuit said. “When Allen complained, the police spoke rudely to him and placed him under arrest.”
The lawsuit alleged that Moye’s arms were wrenched behind his back before he was handcuffed and held in a police van for several hours.
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