Legal Aid and Kramer Levin Oppose Appeals by NYC and Officer Pantaleo in Disclosure Case

The Legal Aid Society, with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, filed its response brief today opposing the appeals by the City of New York and Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

On July 17, 2015, the Manhattan Supreme Court granted The Legal Aid Society's petition to require the Civilian Complaint Review Board to disclose a summary of Daniel Pantaleo's substantiated complaint history. The Court found both that the CCRB records were not personnel records under Civil Rights Law 50-a and that, even if they were, the City and Pantaleo failed to demonstrate that the records would lead to the type of harassment contemplated by the legislator.

We are confident that the First Department will affirm the Supreme Court Justice's decision and require the substantiated CCRB complaint history of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who applied an illegal chokehold against Eric Garner, to finally be disclosed.