A Schenectady woman has filed the precursor to a lawsuit against the city alleging malicious prosecution and false arrest.
Clara Pappas filed the notice of claim through her attorney. The notice says an incident on April 9 on Locust Avenue resulted in “personal injury due to the negligence” of the city “in the arrest, confinement and malicious prosecution” of Pappas.
“The City of Schenectady, its agents, servants and employees were negligent in the investigation, arrest, malicious prosecution, and false arrest in Police custody for four and one half hours,” the claim reads. Pappas claims to have suffered multiple bruises during the incident.
The claim offers no details on the circumstances of the arrest or injuries.
City Court records show no record of formal charges currently pending against Pappas but it was not clear if any formal charges were ever filed related to an April 9 incident.
The notice of claim filed June 27 is a precursor to a possible lawsuit. No formal lawsuit has been filed.
Pappas is represented by Schenectady-based attorney Nicholas J. Grasso. He did not return calls seeking comment for this story.
Schenectady Public Safety Commissioner Wayne Bennett declined to comment.
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