Father arrested when trying to help his kids is reinstated.

Mosque Tussle Does Not Merit Suspension

Posted by Daniel Ackman | Dec 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

In TLC v. Islam, the driver was suspended based on an arrest for assault in the second degree, though the charge was later reduced to assault in the third degree and harassment. ALJ Casey recommended reinstatement.

The driver, who had been licensed for 10 years, denied committing an assault and expressed remorse for being involved in the incident in his mosque where there has been a long-running feud between two groups, leading to a minor tussle. In another first, the same incident had led to the arrest and suspension of two other drivers, both of who were later reinstated after a hearing.

The ALJ said he was “particularly impressed by respondent's repeated and sincere expressions of remorse” and his genuinely mortification that he had been involved in this incident. Recurrence seems unlikely, the ALJ concluded, as the driver had never been arrested before, had never violated TLC rules, had never received a passenger complaint and had no traffic violations on his record.

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D​​an Ackman focuses on civil rights, administrative and constitutional class action litigation. Perhaps best known for representing New York City's taxi drivers in a series of civil rights class action lawsuits, Ackman's cases have resulted in a half dozen City practices being declared unconstitutional.


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