July 2018 E-Newsletter

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The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington is a well-respected litigation firm with an office in Hempstead, Long Island. Our focus is primarily in the area of civil rights, voting rights, employment discrimination, police misconduct, personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and criminal law. However, the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington is a full- service law firm handling matters in numerous areas of law and providing a wide range of services from contract formation to litigation and trial practice.

$8.43 million - Excessive force, false imprisonment, unlawful entry, trespass and punitive damages by police officers who tased a man suffering from bipolar depression

$7.75 million- Civil Rights and wrongful death action brought by the family of deceased

$4.7 million- Repeated verbal and physical assaults on Yemeni-American employee, while supervisor failed to protect employee and discipline the assailant

$1.277 million- Race based attack and serious injury by violent acts against Plaintiffs, who were lured to an isolated warehouse

$2.8 million- Wrongful death, products liability case involving a tow motor accident at a sewage treatment plant


Judge Releases Woman after Prosecution Fails to Disclose Information on Its Key Witness
Former Police Officer Was Disciplined for His Role in a Cover-up of a Motor Vehicle Accident

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Felice Muraca recently released Jonita Martinez from prison after learning that the Nassau County District Attorney’s office failed to disclose that its key witness was disciplined for lying about a motor vehicle accident involving another police officer. He said he has not yet determined whether or not to let the verdict stand.
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Westbury Resident Claims He Faced Racial Harassment, Verbal and Physical Abuse, and False Arrest and Imprisonment by NCPD

Miguel Jimenez recently filed a lawsuit alleging unlawful conduct, which included false arrest, false and unlawful imprisonment, excessive force, malicious prosecution, fabrication of evidence, assault, battery, theft, criminal mischief, abuse of process, trespass, negligent and intentional infliction of emotional distress that resulted in physical and emotional harm, property damage, psychological damage and damage to name and reputation. The County of Nassau, the Nassau County Police Department, and Police Officers Charles Javorowsky, Daniel Bilz and John Doe(s) 1-10 are named as defendants in the lawsuit.
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The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington Welcomes Summer Associates from the Class of 2018

Each year for the past 23 years, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has hired law students as part of its Summer Associate Program. This program was instituted by Mr. Brewington and his wife, the Rev. Adrienne Brewington, to provide opportunities for law students who had an interest in the area of Civil Rights and to encourage and foster students who have a desire to explore and experience what it is like to work in a fast-paced, small law firm that is involved in high-profile Civil Rights work and Litigation. The positions are highly competitive and normally start the first week of June and continue into the middle of August.
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Latino Residents File Suit to Replace Islip Town’s System of Electing Council Members

A lawsuit was filed in federal court on June 19, alleging that the at-large voting system of the Town of Islip violates the Voting Rights Act by systematically preventing members of Islip’s Latino community from electing candidates of their choice to the Islip Town Board, despite the strength that the Latino community would have as a voting bloc under a system of single-member districts. Attorneys from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, and Newman Ferrara LLP filed the lawsuit on behalf of Ana Flores, Rene Flores, María Magdalena Hernández, Magali Roman, Make the Road New York, and New York Communities for Change against the Town of Islip, the Islip Town Board, and the Suffolk County Board of Elections.
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Latinos Are Bringing A Growing Number Of Voting Rights Cases
July 10, 2018 | NPR “All Things Considered”

Judge Orders Woman’s Release After DA Admits To ‘Error’
July 9, 2018 | Newsday.com

Latino Residents File Suit To Replace Islip Town’s System Of Electing Council Members
July 5, 2018 | Ronkonkoma Review

Hispanics Sue Islip For Discrimination In The Voting System
June 26, 2018 | Voices Of NY

Nonprofits Help Latinx Residents Sue For Town Board Representation
June 25, 2018 | Nonprofit Quarterly

Protest At Town Hall
June 21, 2018 | Islip Bulletin

Hispanos Demandan A Islip
June 21, 2018 | Noticia

Long Island Latinos Challenge Islip Board Make-Up
June 20, 2018 | Courthouse News Service

Civil Rights Attorney Frederick Brewington LIVE On LI In The AM w/ Jay Oliver!
June 20, 2018 | LI News Radio (103.9 FM)

Lawsuit: No Place On Board
June 20, 2018 | Newsday

Lawsuit: Islip Town’s Voting System Blocks Latinos
June 19, 2018 | Newsday.com

Town Of Islip Residents Allege Discrimination Against Latino Voters
June 19, 2018 | Channel 2 News

Latino Residents File Lawsuit Against Islip Town
June 19, 2018 | Islip Patch

Lawsuit Alleges Voting Rights Abuses In Islip Town
June 19, 2018 | News 12

‘Our Vote Counts’: Latino Voters Sue Islip, Demand Town Redraw District Lines
June 19, 2018 | FiOS1 News

“Latino Residents File Suit To Replace Islip Town’s System Of Electing Council Members”
June 19, 2018 | Election Law Blog

Latinos Sue Long Island Town Over Voting System
June 19, 2018 | The New York Times

Long Island Town Voting Rules Demote Latinos To ‘Second Class,’ Suit Claims
June 18, 2018 | New York Daily News

Lawsuit Against GCPD Settled
May 17, 2018 | Garden City News

Garden City Cops To Pay $150G Judgment
May 15, 2018 | Newsday

Garden City Police To Pay $150K To Mineola Man In Civil Rights Suit
May 15, 2018 | The Island Now

Papers: Garden City To Pay Man Who Alleged Racial Profiling
May 14, 2018 | Newsday.com

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