Computation of Damages for Loss of Liberty
In Martinez v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 445 F.3d 158, 160-161 (2nd Cir. 2006) ,
the Second Circuit affirmed the lower courtís ruling that $160,000 was reasonable compensation for
approximately 19 hours in custody, or $8,421 per hour.
I was falsely arrested at
approximately 11:00 AM on 1/28/2014 and
finally released at approximately 4:00 PM on 12/19/2014:
or a total of 325 full days at 24 hours per day, plus the few extra
hours between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM on 12/19/2014.
First, compute the number of hours in 325 days:
325 days x 24 hours† =† 7,800 hours
Now, add 5 more hours between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM on 12/19/2014:
7,800 + 5† =† 7805 total hours
Now, compute reasonable compensation at the rate of $8,421 per hour,
per the Second Circuit's decision in Martinez supra:
7,805 hours @ $8,421 per hour† = †$65,725,905.00 USD† (for loss of liberty alone)
(sixty-five million, seven hundred twenty-five thousand, nine hundred five dollars even)
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964