New York City Police detective, Detective Adolph Osback, charged with the allegations of wrongful arrest for five men. According to reports, Osback said that the men sold him cocaine, for which he arrested them. However, reports suggest the men were innocent. He charged the men with a third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which is a felony and can result in up to nine years of jail time.
The 38-year-old detective has is charged with unlawful imprisonment, perjury, and official misconduct. He is also part of another investigation where other police officials have been accused of falsifying trading drug information and reports.
The New York Post also found that between January 2006 through May 2007, Osback was part of Queens Narcotics team; a group that conducted undercover buy and bust operations. This involved the officers trapping suspect by dropping “buy money” on the ground. Osback would then target the person who picked up the bills as the seller. Our attorney, David Perecman, believes this is an unreliable method.
In order to rightfully arrest someone, an officer must have probably cause. If they do not have reasons for suspecting an individual of a crime, they cannot rightfully arrest them. Furthermore, some officers can fabricate evidence in order to back up their allegations. This practice is illegal.
At The Perecman Firm, we believe all individuals are innocent until proven guilty and are allowed a trial. Our civil rights attorneys strive to help those who have been wrongfully arrested.