May 16, 2012
Prof. Jonathan Moore, who co-teaches a seminar on Section 1983 federal civil rights litigation, is one of the attorneys in Floyd, et al. v. City of New York, et al., challenging the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies. Today a federal judge granted class certification in the case. The class includes all persons unlawfully stopped and frisked since January 2005, including those stopped on the basis of being black or Latino. Moore, a partner at the firm of Beldock, Levine and Hoffman, was also a lead counsel on an earlier racial profiling case, Daniels v. City of New York, et al..
Moore also recently represented attorneys Michael and Evelyn Warren, who were assaulted by police and falsely arrested when they objected to a police sergeant kicking a handcuffed man in the head, which they witnessed while driving past the Brooklyn arrest scene in 2007. The Warrens were awarded $360,000.