ECBAWM Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Man Choked and Killed by NYPD Officer

  • August 22, 2012

A civil rights lawsuit was filed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York by the wife of James Young, who was viciously and unjustifiably choked to the point of unconsciousness by a New York City police officer while he was sitting on a public bench in Brooklyn. As a result of this brutal choking, Mr. Young fell into a coma and died four months later, without ever regaining consciousness. The lawsuit, arising from the tragic, outrageous, and unlawful act of
a New York City police officer, seeks compensatory and punitive damages for the violation of Mr. Young’s civil rights. Mr. Young’s wife is represented by ECBAWM’s Earl S. Ward and Samuel Shapiro.