September 16, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jonathan Moore (212) 490-0400
ATTORNEY JONATHAN MOORE, ELECTED OFFICIALS OF NEW YORK, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL COMMUNITY WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE THE FILING OF A CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ON BEHALF OF ATTORNEYS MICHAEL AND EVELYN WARREN
On September 18, 2008, attorney Jonathan Moore will file a lawsuit on behalf of attorneys Michael and Evelyn Warren against The City of New York, the New York City Police Department, Sergeant Steven Talvy and other officers for injuries arising out of an incident of police misconduct on June 21, 2007.
On June 21,2007, Sergeant Talvy of the NYPD SNEU beat and arrested attorneys Michael and Evelyn Warren after they questioned why the police were viciously kicking a young man they had already taken to the ground and handcuffed. For stepping forward to inquire into the welfare of the young man, Michael Warren received several blows to
the head and was charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest; Evelyn was punched in the face and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
The Warrens were forced to appear in court on 7 occasions over the course of a year to defend against the false charges. On July 2, 2008, all charges against them were dismissed, due to insufficient evidence.
On August 13, 2008, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) substantiated charges against Sergeant Steven Talvy for use of force against Michael Warren.
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 2008, at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Steps of City Hall
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