LAS Helps Expose Bronx NYPD Officer’s Corrupt “Collars for Dollars” Scheme
The Legal Aid Society has helped expose numerous suspicious Vehicle and Traffic Law arrests by New York City Police Department Office Darryl Schwartz, which has led to dismissals by prosecutors, often without explanation, or resulted in unnecessary acquittals after trial, reports the New York Daily News.
These wrongful arrests have resulted in numerous civil rights lawsuits. Schwartz has been named in over five such misconduct lawsuits that are either still pending or the status is unknown. His actions have thus far cost New Yorkers at least $85,000.
Last August, Legal Aid worked with the New York Daily News to first shed let on Schwartz’s corrupt “collars for dollars” scheme.