Brooklyn man is suing metropolis NYPD officers for “wrongful arrest” that resulted in cuts and accidents
June 29, 2021, 2:18 am
Updated on: 06/29/2021, 02:18 am
A Brooklyn man says a case of mistake put him in a holding cell with a false charge and bruises all over his face. Now he is suing the city and the officials who have taken him into custody.
Naveed Azam says officials thought he was a suspect when they stopped him on Hamilton Avenue in September.
“I really didn’t know what was going on at that moment,” said Azam. He says the arrest left him with cuts and some injuries.
He said he was just picking up his brother and a friend when he heard sirens but had no idea those sirens were for him.
“I didn’t cross a red light or make illegal turns or anything,” said Azam. He said he was nervous and speeding up, which resulted in more police officers chasing him.
“I wanted somewhere safe so I could stop the car,” said Azam. He said he put his hands up when officers walked up to him, opened his car door, and pushed him to the ground.
He says he woke up from arrest in a holding cell. He says he was charged with a DUI that was later released.
He is suing for unlawful arrest, malicious persecution and excessive violence.
News 12 reached out to the NYPD for a response and they have currently refused to comment.