Mr. Samuel Hirsch, who was a NYS Assemblyman from 1977 through 1982 was just arrested in front of Eichlers Seforim Store on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush. An eye witness has informed Yeshivaworld, that there was an ongoing incident involving a different individual with the NYPD, when Mr. Hirsch attempted to talk to the officers. A scuffle broke out, and – according to multiple eye witnesses – Mr. Hirsch was hit multiple times by the cops. He was then handcuffed and arrested (for OGA / Obstructing Government Administration), and dragged into a 70th PCT police car.
Yeshivaworld has confirmed that Mr. Hirsch is being taken to “Central Booking”, and that an investigation is being launched due to his claims of being beaten.
As Yeshivaworld gets more info, we will update the story.
Note: (From Samuel Hirsch & Associates, P.C.:) Samuel Hirsch graduated from New York University Law School in 1972. Prior to establishing his own law firm, Mr. Hirsch was a trial assistant to Jacob D. Fuchsberg, of the firm of Fuschsberg & Fuschsberg, who later became an Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. He has also held positions as an assistant corporation council for the New York City Law Department and subsequently as a Law Assistant in the New York State Supreme Court. He became active in politics and was elected to office as a New York State assemblyman from 1977 through 1982.
Mr. Hirsch has been in private practice for more than twenty (25) years. His firm concentrates its practice in the area of litigating profound and complex personal injury actions resulting from construction, labor, automobile and slip and fall accidents.
He has been a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Legal Defense Panel, New York State Bar Association and many other legal groups.