ECBAWM Represents Bronx High School Senior Kymani Johnson in His Effort to Hold the NYPD Accountable

  • June 11, 2019

As reported in the New York Daily News on June 10, 2019, Kymani Johnson is a 19-year-old high school senior in the Bronx who plans to become a lawyer. On Monday, May 27, 2019, Mr. Johnson was wrongfully arrested by the New York City Police Department at approximately 2:00 pm in Haffen Park, after he attempted to record NYPD officers in an interaction with another individual. NYPD officers grabbed Mr. Johnson, threw him again a fence, and repeatedly punched him. He was then handcuffed, arrested, and held for many hours until a judge dismissed the baseless charges against him. On the day after his arrest, the same NYPD officers went to Mr. Johnson’s house, where they harassed and threatened him, in an apparent attempt to intimidate him from reporting their misconduct. Mr. Johnson is represented by ECBAWM attorney Katie Rosenfeld.