September 28th, 2020

DSB was successful in federal court, in the Eastern District of New York, in obtaining dismissal of all claims against an east end Town and several of its police officers in an action brought by plaintiff pursuant to, inter alia, 42 U.S.C. §1983 alleging several constitutional violations.  The federal court rejected plaintiff’s claims of an equal protection violation, racial discrimination, conspiracy, and Monell liability, as well as several state law claims, arising from plaintiff’s report to the police department of an alleged race-based crime committed by plaintiff’s private employer.   The complaint against the Town and its employees was dismissed in its entirety.