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Student Receives Settlement from NYPD (Occupy Wall Street Beating Suit to Cost City $82,000) [View all]

Source: New School Free Press / New York Daily News

News — December 10, 2013 3:38 am

New School Student Receives Settlement from NYPD

Erika Vaatainen

A New School student reached a $82,500 settlement with the police on December 4 after a year and a half-long lawsuit. Shawn Carrié, who is also an editor at the Free Press, filed a suit against the NYPD in May 2012 to receive compensation for brutality he claimed to have suffered during the Occupy Wall Street protests.

“My ear was bleeding and I had a bootprint on my face,” Carrié told the Free Press of a particularly violent incident in March 2012. “A police officer had also broken my left thumb.”

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“I had an encrypted cell phone and a 2-way radio on me that the Intelligence Division wanted to get their hands on, [so] they used a fake warrant as a pretense to bring me in.” Carrié said that he was interrogated for 13 hours after being brought into custody.

He decided to take action and hired civil rights attorney Jeffrey Rothman. The NYPD made it clear from the beginning that they would fight each and every claim for as long as needed, Carrié said.

One of the claims in the lawsuit described the violent arrest in March 2012. Carrié told the Free Press that a police officer snapped his thumb out of place twice at the six-month Occupy anniversary. Once his fractured thumb had been immobilized and Carrié was in custody, the officer, Carrié alleged, ripped the splint off to make a point after another arrestee offered him a snack after hearing that he had not eaten all day.

At the time, Carrié had a full scholarship at NYU to study classical piano, but says that his hand will never fully function again, and has had to abandon his piano studies. “I will never play Beethoven again,” Carrié said.

Read more: http://www.newschoolfreepress.com/2013/12/10/new-school-student-receives-settlement-from-nypd/


Occupy Wall Street beating suit to cost city $82,000

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ows-beating-suit-cost-city-82-000-article-1.1541903#ixzz2n46WYEYn

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Schrader's lawyer Jeffrey Rothman noted that cops almost never seek out and arrest people on old public urination warrants, adding that the case "illustrates starkly the NYPD's brutal response to the Occupy Wall Street movement and the continuing malfeasance of its Intelligence Division in the suppression of protected First Amendment activity."

In an earlier arrest that started in Zuccotti Park on March 17, 2012, cops stomped and choked him, Schrader said in his March 2013 lawsuit.

He said an officer made his ear bleed, and growled, "Are you Occupy Wall Street people going to come back and demonstrate? Are you punks going to come back and keep showing up? Because every time you guys come back we're going to kick your asses."

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