July 2021 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.


Police and Governmental Misconduct Case Verdicts and Settlements

$8.43 million — Excessive force, false imprisonment, unlawful entry, trespass and punitive damages by Police

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

$2.25 million — Wrongful death case against Police for the shooting death of family member

$1.12 Million — in compensatory damages for the violation of civil rights of a woman who was falsely arrested, humiliated and physically abused for her political views.

$1,000,000 — False arrest, malicious prosecution by Police and brutality by Sheriffs

$600,000 — False arrest and excessive force case against Police

$443,725 — False arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force by Police

$400,000 — False arrest, malicious prosecution and excessive force by Police

$298,000 — False arrest, malicious prosecution, excessive force and other Civil Rights violations

Discrimination/Retaliation Case Verdicts and Settlements

$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

$1.1 million — Municipal worker brought retaliation case against employer for opposing discrimination

$975,000 — Action by African-American Employee for discrimination in the workplace

$645,000 — Fair Housing and Disability discrimination, retaliation and harassment case by African-American disabled tenant against apartment complex

$570,000 — African-American women sued store and its manager for false arrest and discrimination

$421,000 — for discrimination and retaliation against a Nassau County corrections officer and ordained minister who filed complaints over the lack of proper notice for a promotional exam and was denied personal leave for religious holidays

$360,000 — Cruel mistreatment and unreasonably prolonged, dangerous confinement of the infant plaintiff by school

$330,000 — Fair Housing, housing discrimination lawsuit brought by interracial couple and their child due to the defendant's refusal to rent them a house

$225,000 — Retaliation against College Professor by college officials after serving on a committee designated to review and evaluate the charges of discrimination

$200,000 — Discrimination case for a Nassau County investigator who faced retaliation and intimidation because of his race, religion and sexual orientation after filing complaints for being denied promotions, wrongfully reprimanded and having to endure sexually explicit comments

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Case Verdicts and Settlements

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

$2.5 million — Medical Malpractice resulting in wrongful death in failing to timely diagnose and treat lung cancer of a 48-year-old mother of four

$1,540,000 — Personal injuries resulting from a fall from a third-story apartment during a fire in a residential building which spread due to inadequate and faulty smoke detectors

$1.43 Million — Personal injury case where plaintiff was injured after being struck by a negligently operated SUV while in the pedestrian crosswalk attempting to cross the street

$1,057,585 — Wrongful death case following a multiple motor vehicle accident which included the explosion of a tanker truck where four fatalities occurred

$650,000 — Suit by patron against company for sexual attack and rape on her by company home service man

$525,000 — Medical Malpractice claim for an injury to the patient's peroneal nerve during a total knee replacement surgery.

The results reached in these cases are each based on their specific facts. The result of each case may differ based on the unique facts of that particular case and the applicable law under which that case will be evaluated.


Coalition of Advocates and Law Enforcement Organizations Calls on Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder To Resign
The Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability (LIAFPA) held a press conference at the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington on June 17, calling upon Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to resign after the comments he made during a Newsday investigation of racial disparities in hiring by the Nassau County Police Department. LIAFPA was joined by Attorney Frederick Brewington, a LIAFPA board member, as well as the Long Island chapter of the NAACP, Grand Council of Guardians, the National Latino Officers Association, and United for Justice in Policing Long Island.

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Race Discrimination Case Will Proceed
The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington represents Kareem Proctor, an African-American Southampton Village Police Officer, in his claim of unlawful discrimination against the Village of Southampton and the Southampton Village Police Department. An initial Determination and Order decision was held that the investigation did not support that Mr. Proctor was subjected to unequal treatment based on his race, color, and for opposing discriminatory treatment. The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington reviewed that determination and respectfully requested that the New York State Division of Human Rights (“the Division”) reconsider their decision dated December 27, 2019.

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Summer Associate Program
Mathilde Each year for the past 26 years (with the exception of 2020), The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has hired law students as part of their Summer Associate Program. This program was instituted by Mr. Brewington and his wife, the Rev. Adrienne Brewington, to provide opportunities for law students that had an interest in the area of Civil Rights and to encourage and foster students that 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 early August.

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Fred Brewington Named to the Long Island Press "A List for Lawyers"
The Long Island Press named Fred Brewington to its “A List for Lawyers.” This recognizes the top 15 attorneys on Long Island.

Mr. Brewington is a civil rights attorney who practices criminal law, wrongful death, Police misconduct, and personal injury law. He is a respected lawyer with his own private practice and serves as an adjunct professor at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He is also a member of various associations such as the New York State and State of New Jersey Bar Associations, The National Employment Lawyers Association, and The Nassau County Bar Association.

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LIAFPA Urges Governor Cuomo to Reject Nassau County Police Reform Plan
On May 13, the Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability (LIAFPA) held a press conference at the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject Nassau County's defective police reform plan and to withhold state funding for its failure to comply with Executive Order 203. LIAFPA also demanded that Nassau County amend its plan to include real measures of police accountability and oversight.

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African-American Man Kyrin Taylor Found Noose Hung In His Workspace By Co-workers at Farmingdale Electrical Company, Which Was Intended to Subject him to Fear
On April 23, 2021, Frederick K. Brewington held a press conference on behalf of his client, Mr. Kyrin Taylor, an apprentice electrician member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Mr. Taylor and his attorneys disclosed video evidence of nooses hung in his work area by two White co-workers. Copies of the videos were provided at the press conference.

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Frederick K. Brewington, Esq. Comments on Verdict in Derek Chauvin Case
Frederick K. Brewington, Esq., a civil rights attorney and Principal of The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington, says the guilty verdict brought against former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, is a welcome — albeit overdue, decision that should be an impetus to implement changes in police tactics when interacting with alleged suspects who happen to be persons of color.

On May 25, 2020, Mr. Chauvin killed George Floyd by placing his knee on his neck for nine-and-a-half minutes. Although Mr. Floyd said he was unable to breathe, Mr. Chauvin kept his knee in place. Mr. Floyd was rendered unconscious and later transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Former Newburgh Employee Seeks $5M In Federal Discrimination Suit Against City, Joe Donat
July 13, 2021 | Times Herald-Record

As Suffolk County Police Report Huge Declines in Hate Crimes, Civil Rights Advocates Cry Foul
July 15, 2021 | WSHU

Nassau County Jail Guard Urinated On Inmate And His Bed, Says Suit
July 2, 2021 | New York Daily News

Curran Defends Ryder Amid Calls to Resign as Commissioner
June 22, 2021 | The Island Now

Police Reform Advocates Call for Nassau's Top Cop to Resign
June 21, 2021 | Long Island Press

Curran: Ryder Is Staying
June 19, 2021 | Newsday

Coalition Calls for Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder to Resign
June 17, 2021 | Newsday

Justice for All: Driver's Strip Search Claim Puts Spotlight on Police Oversight Debate
June 17, 2021 | News 12

Nassau County, PBA Agree to $3K Annual Body Camera Stipends
June 16, 2021 | The Island Now

Advocates Renew Call For Nassau Police Commissioner To Resign Over Comment On Force Diversity
June 14, 2021 | News 12 Bronx

To Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive
June 14, 2021 | Long Island Advocates for Police Accountability

Nassau PBA, County Reach Deal on Body Cameras
June 14, 2021 | News 12  

Nassau, PBA Sign Agreement On Police Body Cameras
June 11, 2021 | Newsday

Joyce Smith Becomes Nassau County's First Black Black Woman District Attorney
June 9, 2021 | NBC New York

Video Disputes PD Account of Crash that Preceded Alleged Assault
June 3, 2021 | ABC 7 News 

Source: Video Sheds New Light on Case Involving Suffolk Officers as Some Charges Against Suspect are Dropped
June 2, 2021 | News 12

Nassau County Buys 2,500 Body Cameras for Police Department
May 28, 2021 | The Island Now  

Nassau County Investing $5 Million In Police Body Cameras
May 27, 2021 | CSBN New York 

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Announces Bodycam Purchases for all 2500 Police Officers 
May 27, 2021 | Newsday 

Police Assault Case Ends With Probation After Tossed Verdict
May 27, 2021 | Newsday 

Nassau County Rolling Out Body Cameras For Police Officers
May 27, 2021 | CBS New York

Nassau Police Commissioner Apologizes for Comments on Force Diversity that Critics Say Were Stereotypical 
May 27,2021 | News 12  

Newsday Analysis: Nassau, Suffolk, Conceal Court Records Of Alleged Police Misconduct
May 23, 2021 | Newsday 

Rally in Garden City Marks 1 Year Since George Floyd’s Death
May 22, 2021 | News 12

Calls for Independent Bodies to Look into Police Misconduct at George Floyd Rallies
May 22, 2021 | Newsday 

Activists: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Must Reject Nassau Police Reform Plan 
May 13, 2021 | Newsday 

After Calls To Reject Nassau County's Police Reform Plan, Cuomo Remains Silent 
May 13, 2021 | WSHU 

Police Investigating Report Of Noose Hung In Black Electrician’s Workspace
April 27, 2021 | The Hill

LI Man Feels 'Fear And Disgust' After Finding Noose At Workplace
April 24, 2021 | Newsday.com

Farmingdale Electrical Worker Captures Video Of Noose Hanging In Workspace
April 23, 2021 | News 12 The Bronx

The Evidence and Arguments That Won Chauvin’s Conviction
April 21,2021 | Law 360

After The Verdict: Reaction Around Long Island – And What Comes Next
April 21, 2021 | News 12 Long Island

Attorney Fred Brewington: 'This Is Not a Point Of Celebration For Me Because A Man Died'
April 20, 2021 | News 12 Long Island

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