Man to sue NYPD, state police after false arrest in Times Square chase

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A Brooklyn man is suing the NYPD and state police after they arrested him because his car looked like the one that swiped an officer in Times Square earlier this month.

News 12 is told 24-year-old Shreaf Taha was followed by state troopers as he crossed the Verrazano Bridge last Wednesday.

They followed him to his home in Bay Ridge where they reportedly surrounded him with guns drawn and took him into custody.

He was later released with tickets for window tints and exhaust noise.

Later that day, police arrested Arfhy Santos and William Lopez, the two suspects believed to be behind the wheel of the correct black Mercedes.

Taha's lawyer filed complaints including negligence, false imprisonment and civil rights violations.

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