ECBAWM and NSB Win $2.4 Million Verdict in NJ Wrongful Death/Police Shooting Case

  • November 30, 2011

ECBAWM and Neufeld Scheck & Brustin won a jury verdict for $2,422,274 in Bergen County, New Jersey, for the shooting and wrongful death of Emil Mann by a member of the New Jersey State Park Police. Emil Mann was unarmed when he was shot twice by the officer. A member of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation, Emil is survived by his three sons, Emil, Jr., Ronnie, and Jacob. At the conclusion of a four-week trial, the jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages, finding that the shooting was both unreasonable and malicious or wanton. Andrew G. Celli, Jr. and Ilann Maazel at ECBAWM and Nick Brustin and Emma Freudenberger at NSB represented the Mann family.