LI cabbie sues DA, police, students - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

LI cabbie sues DA, police, students

Posted: Updated:

WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island cabbie says he was falsely arrested after eight students used a police connection to prevent their own arrests for refusing to pay a $28 fare.

Newsday says Mevyo Jean of Westbury claims in a lawsuit his civil rights were violated.

The suit names an unidentified Nassau County police chief, the district attorney and eight LIU Post lacrosse players.

It alleges an arresting officer told him police knew the charges were false but had orders to arrest him because one of the students was the police chief's nephew.

Jean's lawyer says a judge dismissed the March 2013 robbery case in February.

A DA spokesman referred questions to the county. The county and police declined to comment. The students and their families couldn't be reached or declined to comment.

Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    Celebrity chef Todd English charged with DWI in NY

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:17:03 GMT
    Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.
    Celebrity chef Todd English has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated in New York.
  • Pregnant NY woman shot to death; fetus dies

    Pregnant NY woman shot to death; fetus dies

    Sunday, August 31 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:07:45 GMT
    Suffolk County police say a pregnant woman was found shot outside her Long Island residence east of New York City and she was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
    A homicide squad in New York is investigating the death of a pregnant woman found with multiple gunshot wounds inside her car. Her fetus didn't survive, either.
  • Teen crashes Lamborghini during test drive, dies

    Teen crashes Lamborghini during test drive, dies

    A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.
    A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices