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How do I prove a claim for malicious prosecution by the New York City Police Department?

New York malicious prosecution is established if you prove that:

(1) the government initiated or continued prosecution against you;

(2) without probable cause to believe the proceeding can succeed;

(3) the proceeding was begun with malice; and

(4) the matter terminated in your favor.

See Conway v Vill. of Mount Kisco,750 F2d 205, 214 (2d Cir1984); Ricciuti v N.Y.C. Transit Auth., 124 F3d 123, 130 (2d Cir1997); Cantalino v Danner, 96 NY2d 391, 394 (2001); Colon v City of New York, 60 NY2d 78, 82 (1983); Martin v City of Albany, 42 NY2d 13, 16 (1977) Heany v Purdy, 29 NY2d 157, 159-160 (1971).

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