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Case Name Edrei v. Bratton PN-NY-0061
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-01652 ( S.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Policing
Speech and Religious Freedom
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Equal Protection
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Law-enforcement
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Excessive force
Failure to train
False arrest
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
State law
Defendant(s) New York City
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs were present at and either observing, documenting, or participating in a demonstration in response to a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a New York City Police Department officer when they allegedly suffered injuries from police use of long range acoustic devices (LRAD).
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Damages
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Filed 03/03/2016
Case Closing Year 2021
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Edrei LRAD Press Release
Cohen & Green, PLLC
Date: Apr. 19, 2021
By: Elena Cohen
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Victory for NLG NYC Members in Civil Rights Case Challenging NYPD Use of LRAD Sound Cannons Against Protesters
Date: Jun. 1, 2017
(National Lawyers Guild)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Edrei v. NYC LRAD Litigation Settlement
By: Elena Cohen
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Court Docket(s)
S.D.N.Y.
04/19/2021
1:16-cv-01652-JMF
PN-NY-0061-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
S.D.N.Y.
03/03/2016
Complaint and Demand for Jury Trial [ECF# 1]
PN-NY-0061-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D.N.Y.
08/03/2016
First Amended Complaint and Demand For a Jury Trial [ECF# 21]
PN-NY-0061-0002.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D.N.Y.
05/31/2017
Opinion [ECF# 53] (254 F.Supp.3d 565)
PN-NY-0061-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D.N.Y.
08/31/2017
Opinion [ECF# 66] (2017 WL 3822744)
PN-NY-0061-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
U.S. Court of Appeals
06/13/2018
Opinion [U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit] [Ct. of App. ECF# 72-1] (892 F.3d 525)
PN-NY-0061-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D.N.Y.
04/16/2019
[Order] [ECF# 78]
PN-NY-0061-0008.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D.N.Y.
04/14/2021
Order of Dismissal [ECF# 142]
PN-NY-0061-0006.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
S.D.N.Y.
04/19/2021
Stipulation of Settlement [ECF# 144]
PN-NY-0061-0005.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Furman, Jesse Matthew (S.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
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Katzmann, Robert A. (Second Circuit) show/hide docs
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Sweet, Robert Workman (S.D.N.Y.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Cohen, Elena L (New York) show/hide docs
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Decker, Michael J (New York) show/hide docs
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Massimi, Jessica (New York) show/hide docs
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Oliver, Gideon Orion (New York) show/hide docs
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Garman, Ashley Rebecca (New York) show/hide docs
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