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Black NYPD Off-Duty Officer ‘Choked’ Yet He Is Disciplined

Injured cop


NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 – Today, after filing complaints with the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, New York City Civil Complaint Review Board and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office accusing White police officers of a brutal beat down inside and outside his Queens home, he was formally disciplined by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.

Larry Jackson is very disappointed.

Mr. Jackson contends the White police officers – who responded to a 911 call from his fianceé about a gun-wielding man who tried to crash their daughter’s birthday party – mistreated him because he is black.

Jackson claims he was ‘choked’ beaten with police batons, kicked and doused with pepper spray after he identified himself to the White police officers in August 2011. He suffered a fracture to his shooting hand, nerve damage, and other related injuries and will likely have to file for a disability retirement.

On January 12, 2012, after Jackson filed his complaints with the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, New York City Civil Complaint Review Board and the Queens County District Attorney’s Office he was charged with failing to properly identifying himself, engaging in a physical altercation with Police Officer John Czulada and resisting arrest.

“Unfortunately, the Department ‘white-washed’ this police abuse against Officer Jackson and simply blamed the victim instead of disciplining the abusive officers. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last time that White Officers abuse African-American male police officers. This is one of the Department’s ‘dirty little secrets.’ Frankly, in many respects, African-American male police officers fare no better than other African-American males when confronted by White Officers. Later this year, Mr. Jackson is looking forward to presenting his case to a jury where hopefully, they will hold the Department and its officers’ accountable for their actions,” said lawyer Eric Sanders.

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The Sanders Firm, P.C. offers those in the New York City area legal services related and connected to civil rights, civil service rights, criminal law and discrimination. We firmly believe in everyone’s individual rights that are described and guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. We understand that our freedoms and liberties are sacrosanct and that they have been won in many and various hard-fought battles. We are committed in every way to protecting your civil rights.


Eric Sanders, Esq.
President and Owner, The Sanders Firm, P.C.
Business Phone: 844-839-8077


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