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)



Sincerely yours,
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
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