September 9, 2015
The New York Daily News reported today on a case filed in the SDNY in which two Broadway actors were wrongfully arrested by the police after being subjected to racial and homophobic abuse by a New York City taxi driver. After they left the cab—and paid the fare, angering the cab driver—they were arrested by the NYPD when the driver claimed they had not paid. The police refused to look at the receipt the passengers had been given. Charged with theft and resisting arrest, the case was dismissed in criminal court by the DA’s office, and two days ago Schlam Stone filed an action against the city and the cab driver on their behalf. Schlam Stone partners Michael Battle and Douglas Grover are representing the two passengers.