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Bronx Cop, NYPD Sued Over Bogus DWI Arrests

Working with the New York Daily News, The Legal Aid Society exposed a Bronx NYPD Officer’s “collars for dollars” scheme which has ensnared several of our clients and other New Yorkers on bogus DWI charges. Many of these individuals have already filed separate civil rights lawsuits against this officer and the NYPD in State and Federal court alleging misconduct.

“Officers like [Darryl] Schwartz shouldn’t be tolerated. But it’s more troubling that the Bronx District Attorney’s Office still prosecutes New Yorkers unfortunate enough to have crossed his path,” said Willoughby Jenett, Staff Attorney with our Bronx Trial Office.

The Legal Aid Society’s Cop Accountability Project (CAP) empowers organizations and communities across New York City to hold police officers accountable for human rights violations. The CAP project runs a database that tracks police misconduct in New York City and is used by public defense, civil rights, and human rights organizations. Learn more about their work.