By Minyvonne Burke

The manager of a New York City Shake Shack restaurant said he was unlawfully detained by police and “taunted” after he was falsely accused last year of poisoning three officers’ milkshakes.

The manager, Marcus Gilliam, is now suing members of the New York Police Department, the City of New York, as well as the unions that represent police and detectives. Gilliam’s lawsuit is seeking damages for alleged defamation and deprivation.

Report: Shake Shack Manager Sues NYPD

Gilliam says in the suit that the June 15, 2020 incident damaged his reputation and caused him to “suffer emotional and psychological damages.”

It’s not clear if Gilliam is still employed with Shake Shack, and the company could not immediately be reached Tuesday.

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