This is the same lawyer who defended one of the officers involved in the Abner Louima case, one of the most awful incidents of police brutality in Giuliani era NYC
Here's a story about that defense.…
A few years later, I went to high school in that precinct. The officers were rough. Once they threw a Black friend through a window. A crowd gathered as they arrested him and slammed him on the ground. They arrested bystanders who shouted, covered badges, and joked about Louima.
They arrested a Black friend of mine for simply yelling at them about the violent treatment of our classmate. I did the same but they literally refused to arrest me even as I dared them to. It was Brooklyn's most notoriously abusive precinct.
Thanks to @TonyRenner4 for pointing out this connection

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