City Settles False Arrest Case of Married Grandmother

New York has settled a case were a Brooklyn grandmother who was walking to a hospital after an asthma attack was arrested for prostitution. Monica Gonzalez, 41, will receive $35,000.

What is most striking about this story is that the arresting officer, Sean Spencer, has been accused of abuses in at least four lawsuits and the city has already paid $80,000 to victims in those cases.

There is also a question of false statements filed by Spencer. He reportedly reported that Gonzalez beckoned to three men in the park and that he was aware that she was a known prostitute who had been previously arrested for solicitation. She had never been arrested on prostitution charges.

I view $35,000 as a tad low for such an abusive arrest, but I am unfamiliar with the range of prior such awards for Brooklyn.

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64 thoughts on “City Settles False Arrest Case of Married Grandmother”

  1. “is that a trick question, I think there are 2 answers. which one do you want?”

    The correct one.

  2. I was speaking of growing your own barley, wheat etc of course. You drink some good brew and you need nothing else. Nothing if my memory is still cognate after that first room temp bock, served in a 1/2 yard. If I recall, its not best to guzzle the last drop down……… Makes one feel ale or is that ail …..

  3. AY:

    brewed, legal, nut brown ale. Home grown is illegal. I had a roommate in college that had about 20 5 gallon paint buckets with 2-4 plants each and about 5 or 6 grow lights. He had them in an abandoned stairway that had been closed off. He passed out one night and forgot to lock the door, so I peaked. It was an amazing sight.

    I moved out shortly thereafter. Not that I am against home grown, organic is the way to go.

  4. AY:

    it could not be himself as he was kneeling, although maybe he had real long legs but then
    30%er said he was dead. I give up, it is time for a home brew.

  5. Its either himself, son or a nephew.

    If I was asked this on the LSAT I would say Son. Because the way its worded it is ambiguous therefore leaves room to wiggle.

  6. 30%:

    is that a trick question, I think there are 2 answers. which one do you want?

  7. Anonymously Yours 1, January 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

    30%

    Could that be me? or you?

  8. By the way Anon, no answer yet?

    Here. I’ll pose it again.

    You’re walking along, and suddenly you come upon a man hanging from a tree, dead. Beneath him kneels a man, sobbing and obviously mourning this unfortunate fellow. Upon happening on the mourner you ask him “Is that man they hung your brother?”.

    The kneeling man looks up at you and replies “Brothers and sisters I have none, but that mans father is my fathers son”.

    Who was the hanging man?

  9. “You can’t be married to the person that you divorce. I don’t think it is possible. However, each divorce from state to state is different”

    That was an obvious typo.

    The sentence obviously should have read “If you’re asking whether blood related siblings who married each other are still SIBLINGS when they divorce the answer of course would be obviously yes”/

  10. 30%

    You can’t be married to the person that you divorce. I don’t think it is possible. However, each divorce from state to state is different.

  11. AY,
    Pure and utter BULLSHIT I’d say. That and I am sure that ridiculous decision has cost both of our economies millions in lost revenue from tourism and cross border shopping!

  12. “But then here is the real kicker. If a man an woman get married in Arkansas and then moove to Tennessee where they get Divorced. Are they still brother and Sister?”

    More information required. Who are the man and woman? If you’re asking whether blood related siblings who married each other are still married when they divorce the answer of course would be obviously yes.

  13. Actually, Watertown is the first city we hit upon if travelling through the states. Friends and I used to shop there often back in the day. Many people around here still do take a daytrip to Watertown around Chrsitmas to purchase thier Christmas turkey’s at a better price than you can here. With new border laws I can’t cross right now because I have yet to get a passport.

  14. Like Vermont North or Due East. I used to have some property in Monroe County NY/Rochester outside of the Airport. I have traveled via auto all over the area. It is beautiful too. I have driven QEII as well.

  15. AY,
    Not that far at all…South Eastern Ontario, NY state is a mere drive over the bridge from where I am.

  16. BIL,
    I have never been a big Monty Python watcher ( yes, I am Canadian…and also do not watch hockey, drink beer, or wear a toque on a cold day ), but after watching that clip I may become one. If not me, then my 14 year old son, he literally spit the milk he was drinking onto the floor he was laughing so hard!

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