The NYCLU filed this case on behalf of two high school teachers who were arrested, handcuffed and verbally abused by the NYPD without cause after they questioned police officers handcuffing students who had been involved in a fight. The NYCLU filed the lawsuit in an attempt to vindicate the constitutional rights of the teachers, Quinn Kronen and Cara Wolfson-Kronen, who were wrongfully arrested. The case settled in spring 2007. The NYCLU continues to urge the NYPD and the City Department of Education to develop adequate protocols to limit the role of police officers in the schools and to provide training for police officers working in the special environment of the schools.
S.D.N.Y., Index No. 06 Civ. 1705 (DC) (direct)