$614K Settlement for Excessive Force Following Illegal NYPD Stop-and-Frisk

In July 2016, New York City agreed to pay $614,500 to Jateik Reed in settlement for his brutal 2012 beating in the Bronx by 42nd Precinct NYPD officers. Reed was 19 in January 2012 when he and several friends were stopped and frisked; when Reed questioned the legality of his detainment, officers began beating him with their batons.

When the officers noticed one of Reed's friends filming the beating, they attacked him with pepper spray. When Reed's mother and younger brothers visited Morrisania's 42nd Precinct station house later that day, his brothers were accused of disorderly conduct, trespassing and resisting arrest for allegedly refusing to leave the station. Reed himself was charged with possession of marijuana and crack cocaine as well as assaulting an officer and resisting arrest; the charges against him and his family were subsequently dropped.

NYPD attorney members Gideon Oliver and Gabriel Harvis represented Reed with Baree Fett and Michael W. Warren. None of the officers in connection with the case have been charged, though a department spokesperson has claimed they were internally disciplined.  "Nobody within the police department or Bronx DA's office or City Council has had the political will to create any real consequences or accountability for this officers," Oliver said in connection with the case. "That's the most troubling thing about this."