15 Sep 2015

Man sues after alleged stop, frisk and rob by NYPD: Officer William Montemarano “pushed Lamard against a fence, went into Lamard’s pocket and removed cell phone and approximately $1,300 in cash”


A Brooklyn construction worker claims that an NYPD cop stole $1,300 from him in Coney Island last year after he intervened in an illegal stop and frisk, according to a Brooklyn federal court suit.
Lamard Joye was preparing to meet his wife to celebrate her birthday when he saw several officers surrounding Terrell Haskins in September of last year, papers state.
The cops confronted Haskins claiming that he fit the description of a suspect who was wearing a hoodie and had exited a nearby building. But Haskins countered that he wasn’t wearing one and hadn’t been at the address. He was eventually pepper sprayed after objecting to the stop.
After Joye approached the scene advised Haskins to “give them your arms,” Officer William Montemarano “pushed Lamard against a fence, went into Lamard’s pocket and removed Lamard’s cell phone and approximately $1,300 in cash,” the suit states.
When Joye demanded his cash back, Montemarano pepper sprayed him, according to court papers. 
The incident was caught on videotape (above).
Joye’s sister, former West Virginia University basketball player Lateefah Joye, approached Montemarano and demanded his badge number before the cop blasted her with pepper spray, the suit states.
The siblings were never arrested or charged and Haskins had disorderly conduct charges dropped, according to the suit,
“Lamard’s money was never returned,” the case states.
The three plaintiffs are suing the city, Montemarano and several other unnamed officers for a slew of civil rights violations.

Read More:http://nypost.com/2015/09/14/construction-worker-says-he-was-stopped-frisked-and-robbed-by-nypd-cop/

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