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Cop Beats 17-Year Old

In 2011, our founding attorney, Steven Goldman, represented a young man in a case against Officer Joseph Murphy. According to plaintiff Tyre Davis, Officer Murphy slapped the 17-year-old across the face with his badge before beating him with the help of another officer. The beating occurred after Davis asked the officer for his badge number.

Davis said his problems with Murphy began in February of that year after the officer arrested him for trespassing. Murphy slapped Davis as the latter sat handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. Davis was later hauled into the 46th Precinct for disorderly conduct summons a week later. According to Davis, Murphy said, “I remember you. You’re the kid I smacked.” Davis responded, “Yeah, and I’m gonna take down your badge number.” Murphy and Ocasio then cornered Davis in an alley near the precinct and beat him so hard he lost his hearing temporarily. According to Attorney Goldman, the beating was caught on tape.

For more information about the case, or to begin a civil rights case of your own, contact our experienced New York City civil rights lawyer today. Steven Goldman’s mission is to provide you with a second-to-none level of legal representation. All U.S. citizens are entitled to certain unalienable rights. If yours have been violated, the person or people responsible must be held accountable for their actions. Our skilled attorney has more than 29 years of experience to off your case. To request a free consultation, contact us at (718) 538-5743 or fill out our online form with your information today.