Sussman & Watkins is a civil rights firm located in Goshen, NY. Michael Sussman has been fighting for social and individual justice for more than 35 years. He is well known as one of the top trial lawyers in the region. Like Sussman, Christopher Watkins is an experienced and well-regarded trial attorney and litigator who has consistently obtained outstanding results for his clients. With a team of knowledgeable and hardworking staff, including Raina Obi, Sonnia Van Haaster, Mary Jo Whateley, Esq., Jonathan Goldman, Michael Deem, Esq., Amy  Attias, Esq. and Vincent Ferri, we comprise the law firm of Sussman & Watkins, dedicated to preserving civil rights and fighting for justice.
    — Michael H. Sussman, Esq.
    — Christopher D. Watkins, Esq
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State, county & local governments have a responsibility to maintain and manage the rivers, streams and drainage infrastructures in their jurisdictions.

Sussman & Watkins will be representing victims of recent storms whose' property damage resulted from governmental neglect.

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Sussman & Watkins
1 Railroad Avenue, 3rd Floor
PO Box 1005
Goshen, New York 10924
V : 845-294-3991
F : 845-294-1623
Email: sonnia@frontier.com

Sussman & Watkins, Ossining: Michael Deem, Esq.
Amy Attias, Esq.
145 Main Street
Ossining, NY 10562

Ellenville Office:
159 Canal Street,
Ellenville, NY 12428

Port Jervis Office:
11 Fowler Street,
Port Jeris, NY 12771

Newburgh Office:
45 Grand Street,
Newburgh, NY 12550

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  STATEMENTS: Victims in D. J. Henry's car
  Supporting Deposition of Desmond K. Hinds
   
  LEADS/Leads Assignments-Full Document
    Extracted Lead Interview of Martin LaRoche
    Extracted Lead Interview of Chris Dapolito
    Extracted Lead Interview of Yves Delpeche
         
  STATEMENTS: Police directly involved in initial incident
  MPPD Officer Reports (Excluding Officers Hess & Beckley)
   
  WITNESS ACCOUNTS: PO Hess walking into path of D.J.Henry's car prior to impact
  Deposition: Ian Robert Coreth
  Deposition: P. O. Justin E. Jacobsen (MPPD Officer Reports CSNR-N3)
  Deposition: Andrew J. Kehrer
  Statement via Email Forward: James Lynch
  Deposition: Ali A. Mourtada
  Deposition: Kevin Scott
  Deposition: Peter Vitelli
  Deposition: Matthew Weiber  &  Lead 240
   
  WITNESS ACCOUNTS: P.O. Hess draws weapon prior to imapct with D. J Henry's car
  Deposition: P. O. Carl Castagna (MPPD Officer Reports CSNR-N6)
  Deposition: P. O. Ronald X. Gagnon (MPPD Officer Reports CSNR-N4)
  Deposition: Andrew G, Full Deposition
  Deposition: P. O. Justin E. Jacobsen (MPPD Officer Reports CSNR-N3)
  Statement via Email Forward: James Lynch
  Deposition: Peter T. Vanostrand
   
  VIDEO:
 

This video is from the Dash-Cam installed the Westchester County Car #1494 driven by County Police Officer Cusano.

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  D.J. Henry walked from his vehicle, seen on the left; was handcuffed. He was placed face down in the street. The EMT presumed D.J. to dead and treated Officer Hess for minor injuries. In this video, although told by the EMT initially, that D.J. had expired, a police officer eventually checks D.J., and realizes that he is seriously wounded and still alive. Treatment begins only at that point. Please note, that D.J. was lying in this condition well before Office Cusano's vehicle arrived on the scene.
 
  EMS STATEMENTS & OTHER WITNESSES
RE: Assumptions about D.J. having expired before proper examination
  Deposition: Robert S. Coulombe
  Deposition: Jeffrey M. Gambrell, Pace Student
  Deposition: Christine Marie Leone
  Deposition: Stephen C. Petrellese, Paramedic
  Deposition: Peter Onoszko, Pace Security Officer
  Deposition: Beth Sanger, Paramedic
  Deposition: Laura Sardilli, Pace Alumni & Graduate Student
  Deposition: Gail Ann Wind, EMT & Captain, PVAC
  Deposition: Krista Wind, EMT, PVAC
   
  STATEMENTS: Lack of visibility in D.J. Henry's vehicle from condensation
  Full Interview of Brandon Cox
    Extracted Lead Interview of Brandon Cox
         
    Extracted Lead Interview of P.O. Ronald X. Gagnon
   
  Deposition: P.O. Kevin Gilmartin
  Deposition: Desmond K. Hinds
   
  STATEMENTS: P.O. Hess's lost weapon
  MP001056-MP001390_SARDILLI-missing_weapon
  MP 001553-MP 001554: Questionable Chain of custody
  MP001601_dispossition_of_Hess Weapon
  MP001603_dispossition_of_HessWeapon
  MP 0011742-MP 001743
   
  DIAGRAM OF CRIME SCENE                               FULL REPORT
   
     
   
  VIDEO: D.J. Henry at Finnegan's
 
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D.J. Henry leaving Finnegan's
   
  Stills from above video
   
 
 
 
 
   
  VIDEO: D.J. Henry, Outside View of him walking awany from Finnegan's
 
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D.J. Henry Outside of Finnegan's as he walks away
   
  Stills from above video
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
  VIDEO: Cars passing front of Finnegan's 2.5 minutes before shooting
 
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This segment of MP 002903 illustrates the average rate of speed as people drive by Finnegan's.
   
  VIDEO: D.J. Henry's car passes Finnegan's entrance mili-seconds before he is shot
 
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D.J. Henry's Silver Nissan passes the front of Finnegan's 3 seconds before he is shot.
   
  WITNESS STATEMENTS: Disconnected & malfunctioning dash cams
  MP001075-MP001076_NO_VIDEO
   
  VIDEO: Police menace D.J.'s friends with drawn guns prevents immediate aid
  Robert Coloumbe Videos    
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  STATEMENT: P.O. Gagnon questions Brandon Cox about why they drove off
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  AUDIO: Origninal call by bar owner for police
  CONFIDENTIAL - MP 002671
  CONFIDENTIAL - MP 002672
  CONFIDENTIAL - MP 002674
  CONFIDENTIAL - MP 002676
  CONFIDENTIAL - MP 002678
  CONFIDENTIAL - MP 002679
   
  DOCUMENT: Custody record of D.J.'s cell phone
  D.J. Henry's Phone record: MP002023-MP002035_PHONE
  Who used D.J.'s phone after he was shot?
   
  MP 002003_LAST_ACTIVITY
  MP001357-58_dj_PHONE
  MP001387_dj_PHONE
  MP001502_dj_PHONE
  M0001387_dj_PHONE_BROWN
  MP 001736-MP 001737
   
  DOCUMENTS: Conflicting times of arrival at Westchester Hospital
         
         
         
  DOCUMENT: Article 35 DEADLY FORCE SOP for MPPD & PVPD
         
         
         

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