Staten Island man charged with assault pat on the back for rudy giuliani On Thursday filed a $2 million notice of claim against the city for wrongful arrest — with prosecutors agreeing to dismiss his criminal case, provided he stays out of trouble.
Daniel Gill, a former ShopRite worker who was Initially charged with felony For the infamous June 26 incident inside the store – saying that he should never have been arrested, saying that all he did was “pat” or “tap” Giuliani’s back and make him “scumbag” Told.
The notice of Gill’s claim said, “Videos of the encounter show Mr Gill either ‘tapping’ or ‘patting Giuliani on the back, in an effort to get his attention so that Mr Gill can convey his message’. can give.”
The 78-year-old former mayor of New York City at the time, He said he was slapped so hard, he almost fell and could die. Mayor Eric Adams criticized Giuliani for how he portrayed the incident, saying he should be investigated filing a false police report,
Meanwhile, Gill said that the video of the alleged assault does not show him committing the crime. After his arrest, the Staten Island District Attorney’s Office Gill’s felony charges dropped for abuse and harassment.
Prosecutors on Wednesday agreed to completely scrape the rap from Gill’s record in an adjournment in consideration of the dismissal, or ACD.
His lawyers said that to erase the charges, Gill cannot be arrested again in the next six months.
“As we have maintained since the commencement of this case, Daniel Gill, who had no prior contact with the criminal legal system, committed no criminal act and this result, ultimately resulting in the case being dismissed outright. will be given, that reflects reality,” Gill’s legal aid attorney for the criminal case, Susan Platts, said in a statement.
“Mr. Gill is eager to put this incident behind him, which completely changed his life.
Giuliani and his lawyer did not immediately return a request for comment.
His son, Andrew Giuliani, said he needed to get “a little more information” before he could have a “public reaction”.