Millions Awarded in Compensations for False Arrest, Police Brutality, and Other Misconduct
Steiner & Fish are a firm supporter of law enforcement; the police have a hard job and are worthy of appreciation and respect. However, there are times when members of the service go overboard, act irrationally, injure or falsely accuse
civilians. When this happens, they must be held accountable. Steiner & Fish have obtained large awards in compensation for victims of police misconduct. Our combined knowledge and experience regarding police procedure, coupled with our knowledge and experience in civil injury cases, makes us the ideal firm to handle a wrongful arrest or police misconduct case.
It is our belief that bringing these cases helps lead to fairer law enforcement and just police conduct.
$225,000.00 in compensation from the City!
When a member of the "Cash and Carry Crew" was wrongfully arrested, charged and put injail for a year before trial for a jewelry store robbery he did not commit Norm Steiner realized he was being falsely accused and fought for justice. The clent was found not guilty of all charges but it did not end there. Norm sued the City of New York and the wrongly accused client received over $225,000.00 in compensation from the City.
It was the clients prior record that caused the police to wrongly accuse him."
Click here to see the article about the "Cash and Carry Crew".
When the Daily News wanted some insight on the recently elected Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. they asked Steiner & Fish...
"It's too early to tell," said Norman Steiner, a defense lawyer who does not rank among Vance's critics, of moves to modernize the office - including structural and leadership changes to Morgenthau's hard-charging investigations bureaus. More Here
When the NY Post wanted Expert Trial Attorneys' opinions on how the TV series CSI had effected trials, they asked Steiner & Fish...
Defense lawyer Norman Steiner has seen the way “CSI” has changed criminal courtrooms.
“I remember back to the ’90s when we were doing a lot of buy and bust cases,” he said. The defense would always ask why law enforcement hadn’t looked for fingerprints on the plastic bags containing drugs, but “it never worked back then. Half the judges would sort of make a face when you were making the argument. They were like, ‘You’re crazy, no one’s going to do that on a drug case.’ The only time fingerprinting occurred was on burglary and in homicide cases, and jurors were fine with it.”
Now, Steiner said, half a prosecutor’s speech to prospective jurors explains how they “really don’t have ‘CSI’-type evidence, and ‘this isn’t ‘CSI,’ ” he said. More Here