Paterson man claims police officers ‘violently assaulted’ him in restaurant parking lot | Paterson Times

Paterson man claims police officers ‘violently assaulted’ him in restaurant parking lot


A city man is alleging police officers “violently assaulted” in the parking lot of the D’Classico Restaurant in downtown Paterson.

Jordan Sams claims on March 23, 2019, he was in the parking lot to patronize the restaurant, when a group of police officers “accosted” him, forcefully detaining him “without probable cause,” states the lawsuit filed last Monday.

“During the physical detention of the Plaintiff, the Defendant police officers violently assaulted him and threw him to the ground, kicking him with booted feet, punching him with fists, and striking him with batons multiple times about his face and body,” reads the lawsuit.

Sams claims police officers then “falsely charged” him and caused him to be jailed without justification.

The lawsuit says Sams was badly injured after the alleged attack. He suffered “severe and permanently disabling and disfiguring injuries together with great pain and suffering,” says the lawsuit.

After he was released from the Passaic County Jail, Sams went to the Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. He was told he suffered “orbital fractures” as a result of the “brutal assault.”

Sams is seeking an unspecified amount in damages and legal fees.

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    They do this all the time

  • TK Kirkland

    Another day in the hood,
    another bill upon the taxpayers.

  • John

    I'm sure these officers all just drive around to see who they can beat up. Funny how I have never known one person who has some.class and respect.who was beat up by an officer. By the way I am Hispanic and lived in the hood but I grew.out of the hood and am a success story . Sad part is so.mamy minorities these days are enabling their children to be thugs by teaching their children to always fault where u ended.up on the blame game

    • Mike Jone

      You are white, no Hispanic speak like this. lol

  • David Soo

    How can the public have confidence in the Mayor, Public Safety Director and Paterson Police Department's ability to combat street crime. When they cannot stop repeated acts of criminality from the Paterson Police. The good cops and the public are being harmed by a failure to properly regulate and manage the Paterson Police Department.