Michael Tarif Warren and Evelyn Warren

Who are the Warrens?


Michael Tarif Warren is a high profile attorney who has been practicing law for over 32 years.  His wife Evelyn, is also an attorney.  Mr. Warren is a noted Human Rights Attorney known for handling cases of police brutality; including those of Michael Stewart, Yvonne Smallwood, Veteran Black Panther Sadiki "Bro. Shep" Ojore Olugbala, and the five young Black teenagers falsely convicted of raping the White bank executive "the Central Park Jogger."  He is currently representing Harlem & Bronx Community leader and activist Bro. Shaka Shakur in yet another case of police terror by the NYPD.  


Spread The Word & Save The Date!


Come to court to support the Warrens.  Monday, May 14, 2012, 9:30 A.M. and thereafter.  Brooklyn Federal Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY. The Judge is Allyne Ross, Courtroom 8C on the 8th floor. Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Borough Hall or the A or F train to Jay St./Borough Hall.


What Happened...


On Thursday, June 21, 2007 Mr. and Mrs. Warren became victims of police abuse in Brooklyn when they both were stopped in their car at a red light at the intersection of Atlantic & Vanderbilt Avenues in Brooklyn, only a few blocks from where they live and practice law.  They observed many NYPD officers chasing a young man across the parking lot of a McDonald's.  The police caught the young man and proceeded to start beating him, in full view of hundreds of people, including children. Tarif stepped out of his car and yelled at the police to stop beating the young man. The same police, led by a sergeant, came over to the Warrens' vehicle, reached in and started beating Tarif, then dragged him out of the car and arrested him.  When Evelyn objected, she too was arrested—and hit in the face.


Tarif and Evelyn were then taken to the 77th Pct. but their arrests had been witnessed by people who knew them. Within hours, hundreds of people had gathered at the precinct demanding that the Warrens be released. They were, but then spent the next many, many months fighting the criminal charges, which were ultimately dismissed by the District Attorney's Office.


The Warrens have filed a federal (civil rights) action against the police who beat and arrested them, the NYPD and the City of New York.  In that suit, they are represented by Civil Rights Attorney Jonathan Moore. That lawsuit is scheduled to start trial on Monday, May 14th in Brooklyn Federal Court at 9:30 A.M. Jury selection should take a few hours and the trial itself is scheduled to take 1+ weeks.

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  • From Susie Day and Laura Whitehorn:
    Date: Sat, 12 May 2012  10:13 PM
    Tarif Warren called to say that the case has been settled, so the call to attend the trial is now replaced by a request to come to a
    9:30 A.M., MONDAY, MAY 14
    [Brooklyn Federal Court, 225 Cadman Plaza East (corner of Tillary St.), Brooklyn, NY. 
    Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Borough Hall or the A or F train to Jay St./Borough Hall.]
    to discuss case settlement & further information relating to the fight against police brutality.
    thanks - susie and/or laura
    From the Warrens' attorney, Jonathan Moore:
    From: "Jonathan C. Moore" a href="mailto:jmoore@blhny.com">jmoore@blhny.com>
    Date: May 12, 2012 12:16 PM
    On Friday, May 11, the City agreed to settle the case brought by Michael Tarif Warren and Evelyn Warren with a total payment of $360,000.   Although there is the standard no admission of liability, the amount of the settlement speaks for itself in terms of whether there was wrongdoing on the part of officers in the NYPD.   Thanks to all of you who have supported the Warrens throughout this case.  The trial, which was scheduled to start on 5/14 in the Eastern District of New York, has obviously been cancelled.
    Jonathan Moore

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