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"The truth will come out ...."

On November 27 -- five years after 21-year-old Jonathan Maldonado died during an encounter with Greenburgh police officers at the very site -- a vigil was held at Webb Field in Hartsdale, New York.

In 2018, just a year after Maldonado’s death, Newman Ferrara’s Civil Rights Practice Group filed a lawsuit (on behalf of Nancy Maldonado, Jonathan’s mother) against local police officials. The Complaint alleges, among other things, that Maldonado’s Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated.

Debra Cohen, co-chair of the firm’s Civil Rights Practice Group, spoke at the vigil, and noted, in part: “In the next couple of months we will be ending the fact-finding part of the case, and we anticipate one last attempt by the defendants to file a motion to dismiss the case, but we will fight it as we have fought everything else along the way.”

Cohen added, “For better or for worse, if we have to go to trial, the truth will come out and everyone who is responsible for Jonathan’s death will have to acknowledge their share of responsibility.”

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Maldonado v. Town of Greenburgh (Complaint)

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A video of the vigil can be watched here:

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