New York City to Pay $50,001 and Attorneys’ Fees to OWS Protester Who Was Pepper-Sprayed and Falsely Arrested

  • July 22, 2015

The City has agreed to pay $50,001 as well as ECBAWM’s attorneys’ fees and costs to resolve the federal civil rights lawsuit of Kelly Schomburg, who was pepper-sprayed without provocation and falsely arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest. ECBAWM attorneys Debra L. Greenberger and Earl S. Ward represent Ms. Schomburg. The Daily News, the New York Law Journal, the Associated Press, NPR, and the Guardian, among other outlets, covered the lawsuit.