Attorney sues New Haven for false arrest

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A prominent New Haven attorney who was arrested in 2012 for bringing a handgun to a 10:15 p.m. showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises” has sued the city and six officers for false arrest.

Sung-Ho Hwang’s Aug. 7, 2012, arrest at the Criterion Cinemas came less than three weeks after the mass murders at an Aurora, Colo. movie theater during a screening of the same film. Twelve people were killed and 58 wounded in Colorado.

Hwang claims that police stormed the rear entrance of the theater and handcuffed and detained him.

Hwang, an immigration attorney, is a past president of the New Haven County Bar Association.

He says arrested him without probable cause, and knew his gun was registered and that he had a valid Connecticut Pistol Permit.

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2 responses to “Attorney sues New Haven for false arrest”

  1. Norewalk Lifer

    Another attorney burps up a lawsuit, next issue.

    Norwalk Lifer

  2. Casey Smith

    No, Lifer, it’s not about being an attorney, it’s about the fact that a legally licensed individual went to a movie and the police stormed the theater in order to arrest him while he was there. If you actually read the story, Atty. Hwange was charged with breach of peace and interfering with an officer” yet there was no complaint or any kind of disruption, according to Atty. Hwange’s statement. And apparently it was true because the charges were later dropped. It actually sounds like he was maliciously “swatted”. He broke no laws and was legally carrying the firearm, yet despite the fact that the police KNEW this, they arrested him anyway. That’s harassment. So, it’s not about a frivolous lawsuit, it’s about someone being arrested without cause.

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