Police Who Shot Kimani Gray Have Been Sued for Civil Rights Violations

· March 16, 2013

The NYPD officers who shot 16-year-old Kimani Gray seven times last weekend have a long history of lawsuits alleging civil rights abuses and have cost New York City over $215,000 in settlements. Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova, who have now been identified as the officers who shot Gray, have had a total of five lawsuits brought against the two of them, including suits stemming from wrongful arrest and illegal stop and frisks.

Lawyer Brett Klein, who argued on behalf of the plaintiffs in four out of the five cases, told the Daily News that, “Our clients’ interactions with Sgt. Mourad and Officer Cordova expose a disturbing pattern of unconsti*utional and aggressive stop-and-frisk practices.”

The lawsuits include a wrongful arrest that resulted in a man staying four months at Rikers Island, as well as a traffic stop where Sgt. Mourad attempted to pull the driver’s underwear off. Another lawsuit alleged that Officer Cordova punched a man in the face inside of a Manhattan apartment building.

The officers have been put on desk duty while the Brooklyn DA investigates the circu*stances of the shooting, which occurred after the officers alleged that Gray pulled a gun on them. Eyewitnesses dispute whether he was carrying a gun at all.

The shooting has set off a week of demonstrations by residents (and non-residents) of the heavily-policed East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn.

 

  • reefmoney

    how much money was put up by civil rights organizations for the reward and capture of the BLACK thug who killed a 6 month old in Chicago?

    • MoorFedayeen

      +1900000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

      This is nothing more then yet another media example of blacks standing by criminals in the black community, or so its seems that way. I’m pretty sure that money didn’t come from black pockets. This is prime example of how white and blacks are divided then conquered.

  • jamar

    if these dude have a history of lawsuites…theyre probably not coincidences…these guys are most likely running through NY acting wild as hell…they need to be put in jail with some of the people they harrassed…phuck desk duty.

  • Paul

    Sill dont understand this case…if young dude pull a gun out on the cops what you think is gonna happen

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