The Cops Who Don’t Know Why They Pulled a Guy Over Are Getting Sued

June 8, 2015 | Liam Mathews

Benjamin Farias, the Bronx man who recorded his April 20th arrest and caught the cops who stopped him on the Grand Concourse admitting they “don’t know why the pulled him over,” is filing a suit against the city, alleging unlawful arrest and injury. He claims his wrist was fractured during the arrest.

“I knew something was wrong, so I decided to film,” Farias told the Daily News. “I felt as though they pulled me over and abused me for sport.”

He left his phone in a cupholder. The cop searching the car didn’t seem to notice that he was being filmed. He didn’t find anything illegal, but he did find a cookie. Farias asked the cops over and over why they pulled him over, and eventually they told him it was because of an obstructed windshield. He had a pine tree air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror. He was charged with driving with a suspended license, even though his previously suspended license had been reinstated.

“Mr. Farias’ license was in no way suspended on the date in question,” Farias’ attorney Andrew Hoffman told ANIMAL.

The case against Farias is still pending, but Hoffman told the Daily News he’s confident the charges will be dismissed. After that, they will pursue the suit against the city.