New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Appearance of Police Abuse of Power in Case of Student Held 36 Hours for Lack of ID

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New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman comments on recent arrest of Samantha Zucker. Zucker was arrested and held for 36 hours after not being able to produce ID. While the arrest was not explicitly illegal, a number of New York civil rights violation lawyers, including Mr. Perecman, agree it exemplified unnecessary police abuse of power and eroded public trust in the NYPD. The New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of civil rights violation cases over the past 30 years.

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Incidents of New York civil rights violation and, even ones that hint at civil rights violation, erode the public’s trust that police should have this power. Officers need a common sense approach.

The arrest of 20-year old Samantha Zucker spotlighted the fine line between a legal arrest and unnecessary New York police abuse of power, according to New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman.

New York civil rights violation lawyers understand Zucker and a friend were stopped by police after New York’s Riverside Park had closed and were ticketed for trespassing. Her friend showed his ID and was allowed to leave, but Zucker had left her wallet at a hotel. Police then arrested her and held for 36 hours before the judge dismissed the ticket in “less than a minute.”

“Police officers have been given great power by the public in order to do their jobs properly. Incidents of New York civil rights violation and, even ones that hint at civil rights violation, erode the public’s trust that police should have this power. Officers need a common sense approach,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman, a New York civil rights violation lawyer for over 30 years.

Zucker wanted to ask someone to bring her identification, but a policeman said, “it was too late for that,” reported The New York Times on November 1, 2011.

According to Zucker, other officers were shocked that she had not been given a chance to have a friend fetch her ID.

However, she also astutely observed that no officers “had the courage to stand up against what they knew was a poor decision.”

If a person suspects that he or she has been a victim of false arrest, police brutality, or other civil rights violation, he or she should contact an experienced New York civil rights violation lawyer.

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About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of civil rights violation cases including racial profiling by police and false arrest. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.

**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million    
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout

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Penni Horwich
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