Grandmother’s Eviction Dropped After False Accusations

A single woman was evicted after her landlord made false accusations against her grandson. The landlord alleged that the woman’s grandson had allowed a neighbor to fire gunshots from the window, a claim which he strongly denied. When the landlord refused to terminate eviction proceedings, the woman sought help from CPLP. The night before trial, a volunteer attorney was able to obtain a police report containing the location of the gun casings. Because the report proved that the bullets could not have been shot from the tenant’s apartment, the landlord dropped the case and the grandmother was able to remain in her apartment.