LI cabbie sues DA, police, students

LI cabbie sues DA, police, students

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WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island cabbie says he was falsely arrested after eight students used a police connection to prevent their own arrests for refusing to pay a $28 fare.

Newsday says Mevyo Jean of Westbury claims in a lawsuit his civil rights were violated.

The suit names an unidentified Nassau County police chief, the district attorney and eight LIU Post lacrosse players.

It alleges an arresting officer told him police knew the charges were false but had orders to arrest him because one of the students was the police chief's nephew.

Jean's lawyer says a judge dismissed the March 2013 robbery case in February.

A DA spokesman referred questions to the county. The county and police declined to comment. The students and their families couldn't be reached or declined to comment.

Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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