On December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, located at 556 Peninsula Blvd., Hempstead, New York, 11550, Retired Correction Officer Ronald Lanier, who is African-American and a 22.5 year veteran of the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, will be joined by members of several law enforcement and community groups to announce the filing of his Notice of Claim for his vicious physical abuse, wrongful treatment, violations of his Constitutional rights, false arrest and abuse at the hands of Garden City Police Officers on November 30, 2016 at and around the Western Beef Supermarket, Mineola New York.
The mistreatment of Mr. Lanier by Officers will be the subject of the law suit claiming violations of New York State Law and Federal Laws 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, and others. The Garden City Police negligently, wantonly, recklessly, intentionally and knowingly sought to and did wrongfully deprive Plaintiff of terms, conditions and privileges of his status as a citizen, through unlawful abuse of process, misinformation, character assassination, assault and battery.
On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Retired Correction Officer Ronald Lanier accosted by members of the Garden City Police Department while shopping in the Western Beef Supermarket in Mineola, NY. He was cursed at, aggressively handled, thrown to the ground, abused verbally and subjected to unreasonable and excessive force by Garden City Police who refused to believe that he had done nothing wrong and was a retired officer of the law. He was approached by no less than four officers who hurled insults at him and acted in an insulting and demeaning manner while they exhibited an uncontrolled level of aggression and vindictive nature. After holding Mr. Lanier against his will, the police realized they had arrested the wrong Black man. Then without apology or any sense of remorse, told Mr. Lanier to go. Even when Mr. Lanier showed a sergeant his badge and credentials, he was not treated with respect or any sense of dignity.
The press is invited to join Mr. Lanier, his attorneys and other members of the community at large on December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, located at 556 Peninsula Blvd., Hempstead, New York, 11550.
Ronald Lanier, Retired African-American Nassau County Correction Officer Files Notice of Claim for Violations and Civil Rights Law Abuses by the Village of Garden City Police Department and for Their False Arrest, Racial Discrimination, Verbal and Physical Abuse.