Art Gallery Show of Police Brutality Attracts New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer

by The Perecman Firm

In a story being followed by New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman, New York City Police used an alleged excessive use of force on a New York City woman at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.

According to the New York Post, a NYPD officer summoned to remove a group of peaceful protesters from the Gagosian grabbed 59-year old Ingrid Homberg, an innocent bystander by her arm, knocked her down and dragged her across the floor and out of the well-known art gallery.

The New Yorker seeks "unspecified damages" for the alleged police brutality and violation of her civil rights during the December 18 incident.

“This story serves as an example of how an innocent bystander can get injured when police use excessive force,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman.

According to The New Yorker, protesters were present in the Gagosian gallery before and during the incident. Half of the group had left by the time police arrived, and only four members were still in the gallery. The NYPD officers ordered the group members out, including Homberg. Homberg was not part of the group and she told an officer that she had no reason to leave.

In what Homberg describes as police brutality, the NYPD officer’s partner grabbed her by the arm and began to pull her out. Then she lost her balance and fell. The police officer then dragged her across the floor to the doorway.

Following the incident, Homberg arm had bruises made by the officer’s fingers pressing hard into her muscle.

The New York Police Department, however, disputes the allegations that any police brutality in New York took place. A police spokesperson said Homberg was simply “escorted” from the gallery.

Homberg received medical attention following the alleged incident of police brutality in New York, and claims to have experienced “terrible pain” and “shock” from the use of excessive force by the police in New York.

According to a complaint filed on behalf Homberg, she is described as a "frail woman who suffers from fibromyalgia…and other ailments."

“Police brutality is the intentional excessive use of force by police. In this case, it sounds like the police used excessive and unnecessary physical force towards this individual in New York,” civil right violation lawyer Perecman said.

The New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm investigate lawsuits against police departments in New York when an injury or death is caused by the excessive use of force by the NYPD. In New York, civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm also review cases involving police brutality, false arrest, violations of civil rights by police, wrongful police shooting, and other police negligence.

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