Thursday, July 17, 2008
The Court Report
By Richard Blassberg
Federal Judge Denies Harrison’s Motion To Dismiss
Holds Town And Individual Police Officers Accountable
Last Wednesday, June 9, United States District Judge William C. Conner denied a motion by Harrison Police Officers Lucas and DiGiacomo, and the Town of Harrison to dismiss the claim of Sofia Saenz, brought under 42USC Section 1983 against several Harrison Police Officers and the Town of Harrison.
Ms. Saenz, friend of Harrison Police Officer Ralph Tancredi, found herself unlawfully, unconstitutionally violated by police officers of the
Town of Harrison and ADA Barbara Egenhauser of the Westchester District Attorney’s Office as Captain Marraccini and Chief Hall, aided and abetted by the District Attorney’s Office, attempted to extract retaliation against Officer Tancredi.
The motion for dismissal brought by Defendants were predicated upon the theory that the Plaintiff had failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted by the Court. Judge Conner found that Plaintiff Saenz “has carried her burden on this motion,” and thus dismissed the Defendants’ action.