N.J. town’s cops attacked lawyer who argued with Uber driver, lawsuit says

NJ.com reports

A federal judge last week ordered the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office to turn over internal affairs documents to to a man who filed suit alleging he was attacked by police after he got into an argument with an Uber driver three years ago.

Attorney Timothy Alexander, a civil rights lawyer, says in court papers three Guttenberg police officers pounced on him about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, 2019, after an argument with the driver, who was illegally parked in a fire zone washing his SUV.

“The false arrest occurred after a minor disagreement between Alexander and an unknown Uber driver had ended,” states the suit, filed Aug. 9, 2021, in Newark federal court.

“The argument (ended) uneventfully with the Uber driver being properly directed to park in a lawful, safe space to hand-wash his truck and wait for his fare, and with Alexander attempting to return to his home at Tower 1 in the Galaxy Towers condominiums,” the suit states.

But before he could enter the building, the police officers took Alexander to the ground and handcuffed him, according to the lawsuit.