El Diario Newspaper

El Diario Newspaper , December 19, 2001 :
Indemnizan a Hispana Víctima de Abuso Policial.
An article regarding police brutality and excessive force; The Portela Law Firm, P.C. represented a 58 year old woman who was arrested and charged in Brooklyn for assault against a police officer. The criminal charges were subsequently dismissed against the woman.


El Diario Newspaper , June 17, 1997 :
Posesión de Bebidas Alcohólicas en Público ‘Infracción o Delito'
By; Manuel Portela, Jr

An article addressing quality of life crimes in New York City; specifically, the illegal consumption of alcoholic beverage in public.


El Diario Newspaper , December 20, 1997 :
Policía de Rikers se Declara Culpable, Pero es Liberado.
In a Civil personal injury case, The Portela Law Firm, P.C. represented a victim of a car accident who was killed by a drunk driver who worked for the New York City Department of Corrections.


El Diario Newspaper , November 20, 1996 :
Victoria Contra la Brutalidad Policial.
An article regarding police brutality and excessive force; The Portela Law Firm, P.C. represented a 58 year old woman who was arrested and charged in Brooklyn for Assault against a NYPD police officer. The police officer arrested the woman following a parking dispute by forcibly pulling the woman out of her car, causing her to sustain serious injuries and hospitalization. The officer alleged the woman intentionally assaulted him in the cause of the arrest.