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Hershey Wilson Complaint

Hershey Wilson Complaint

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ______________________________________KYLA HANNAH HERSHEY-WILSON,PLAINTIFFvs COMPLAINT/[JURY TRIAL]THE CITY OF NEW YORK, a municipalentity, NEW YORK CITY POLICEand COMMAND OFFICERS "JOHN andMARY DOES", individually and intheir official capacities NEW YORKCITY POLICE CAPTAIN ANTHONY BOLOGNA,individually and in his officialcapacity, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, individuallyand in his official capacity as Mayorof the City of New York, RAYMOND KELLY,individually and in his official capacityas Police Commissioner of the City ofNew York, THOMAS GRAHAM, individually andin his official capacity as Commander,Disorders Control Unit, New York CityPolice Department, BRUCE SMOLKA,individually and in his official capacityas Assistant Chief of Patrol, PatrolBorough Manhattan South, New York CityPolice Department, TERRENCE MONAHAN,individually and in his official capacityas Deputy Chief, Patrol Borough Bronx, NewYork City Police Department, JOHN J. COGLAN,individually and in his official capacityas Deputy Chief and Commanding Officer,Pier 57, New York City Police Department,JOSEPH ESPOSITO, individually and in hisofficial capacity as Chief of the New YorkCity Police Department,DEFENDANTS ______________________________________I. INTRODUCTION1. This is an action against the Defendant parties,individually and collectively, for the violation of thePlaintiff's federally guaranteed constitutional and civil rightsand her rights as otherwise guaranteed under the laws and
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 2Constitution of the State of New York.2. This case arises out of the arrest of the Plaintiff, KylaHannah Hershey-Wilson, on August 31, 2004 at or about 8:00 P.M. inthe vicinity of 35
th
Street between 5
th
and 6
th
Avenues, New YorkCity while she was engaged in First Amendment protected speechactivity associated with the convening of the Republican NationalConvention meetings then taking place in New York City.3. The Plaintiff seeks monetary damages for her wrongfuland false arrest, detention and incarceration and for subjectingher to unnecessary and excessive and unreasonable force inconnection with her stop and arrest and for subjecting her tounnecessary and excessive and unreasonable terms and conditions ofher stop, seizure and detention including subjecting the Plaintiffto an improper, unlawful, and wrongful and unnecessary andunreasonable search; and for, deliberately and with recklessdisregard for the health and welfare and well being of thePlaintiff, subjecting the Plaintiff to an environmentallydangerous and hazardous detention facility; and, otherwise, forsubjecting the Plaintiff to unnecessary and excessive andunreasonable conditions of her detention and confinement and,otherwise, for the violation of the Plaintiff's federallyguaranteed constitutional and civil rights and for the violationof her rights as guaranteed under the laws and Constitution of theState of New York; and the Plaintiff seeks whatever other reliefis appropriate and necessary in order to serve the interests ofjustice and assure that her remedy is full and complete.
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3II. JURISDICTION4. Jurisdiction of this Court is invoked pursuant to andunder 28 U.S.C. Sections 1331, 1332, and 1343 [3] and [4] inconjunction with the Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. Section1983, and the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the UnitedStates Constitution.5. Jurisdiction is also invoked pursuant to and under 28U.S.C. Section 1367, entitled Supplemental Pendent PartyJurisdiction. The Plaintiff requests that the Court exercise itspowers to invoke pendent claim and pendent party jurisdiction.6. The Plaintiff and the Defendants have diversity ofcitizenship and, therefore, diversity jurisdiction also exists inthis matter, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1332, independent ofother federal Court jurisdiction predicates as described above.The Plaintiff resides in Maine and did so at the time of theincident. The Defendants all reside in the State of New York andare citizens of the State of New York. The value of the rights inquestion is in excess of one hundred thousand dollars exclusive ofinterest and costs and the injuries suffered for the violation ofthe rights are themselves significant.7. The State law claims have a common nucleus of operativefact with the federally based claims and they arise out of thesame transaction and occurrence giving rise to the Plaintiff'sfederally based claims and causes of action.8. The Plaintiff also invokes the jurisdiction of this Court
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