A Brooklyn man has just received justice after police officers wrongly charged him with possessing a firearm.
The man in question is Raul Glasgow, now 45, who was pulled over in November of 2012 for driving with a forged license. After Glasgow was brought to the 67th Precinct, officers told Glasgow they found a .45-caliber pistol in the trunk of his car, according to the New York Daily News.
However, Glasgow insisted there was no firearm in his car, saying the only gun he knew of was a .45 a friend left at his apartment. Following his arrest, Glasgow called his wife and told her to give the firearm to police when they came to search his home.
During this time, police tried to make a deal with Glasgow, saying they would refrain from impounding his vehicle if he could give them information on guns or drugs.
But Glasgow, who runs a computer repair company, had nothing to add after telling them about the .45 in his apartment.
And before Glasgow knew it, he was facing charges of gun possession.
During his trial, John Bonanno, the arresting officer in the case, made a sworn criminal complaint, stating the gun was found in Glasgow's vehicle.
However, the following summer, Assistant District Attorney Vincent Bocchetti said that the New York Police Department's Internal Affairs Bureau had discovered "information that calls into question the veracity of [Bonanno’s] sworn statements as they related to this case.”
Since that revelation, Glasgow and his wife, Patrina Carter, have filed a federal lawsuit against Bonanno and Sgt. Gary Rich, the supervisor who signed off on the arrest, among others.
In addition to that, the Internal Affairs Bureau filed departmental charges against Bonanno and Rich, and as of last Wednesday, both Bonanno and Rich quit after a combined 19 years on the force.
But that's not all.
Following Glasgow's lawsuit, he will receive a $100,000 payout, including $95,000 from the city, $3,500 from Rich and $1,500 from Bonanno.