Army vet claims NYPD officers falsely arrested him
An Army veteran is suing the NYPD over what he claims was a false arrest.
Najja Plowden, 36, says he was walking his dog in Brower Park last August when two police officers pulled up next to him and asked for his ID, but he had left his wallet at home.
Plowden says that when the officers ran his name through the system, they found an active warrant. He claims the warrant had already been dismissed in Manhattan Criminal Court.
"He says 'look, the reality is if you're a white guy on the Upper East Side, you wouldn't have been stopped,'" Plowden says one of the officers told him.
The NYPD's law department says it will review the complaint.
Plowden says he waited five months to take legal action because his job as a varsity soccer coach could be in jeopardy.