The lawsuit filed this week stems from an incident last year in which Jeramie Barideaux was pulled over by officers Rob Osipovitch and Ryan Hartley at the intersection of Avenue D and Conkey Avenue in July of 2011. In his complaint, Barideaux says the officers "lied in their sworn police reports about the basis for stopping the vehicle" and there was "no reasonable suspicion/probable cause justifying the vehicle stop".
Barideaux was pulled over after officers say he rolled through a stop sign. He was arrested and placed in jail after the two officers say they found drugs and a weapon in his car. But Barideaux's attorney, John Parrinello, has obtained a video taken from a city-owned traffic camera that shows Barideaux did in fact did come to a full stop.
A Monroe County Court judge then threw out the indictment and dropped all charges against Barideaux after seeing the video.
So far no charges or disciplinary action has been announced against the two officers.
Public Information Officer Sgt. Justin Collins was not able to comment on this pending lawsuit, but provided the media with the following statement: "With this case in the litigation stages we are not going to be able to comment on it at this time. We will be happy to provide you with any additional information on this as soon as this portion has concluded."