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LAS: NYPD’s Worst Officers Cost Taxpayers Millions

The Legal Aid Society has released a list of active NYPD members responsible for the highest lawsuit payouts and most lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
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LAS in the News 09.22.23

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Hails Biden Action to Grant Work Permits for Venezuelan Immigrants

The President’s decision to grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans will benefit both asylum seekers and the United States.
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LAS in the News 09.15.23

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Secures Clemency for Client Michael Martin

Mr. Martin, a lawful permanent citizen since 1990, no longer has to live in fear of being separated from his family and community.
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LAS in the News 09.08.23

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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NYPD Misconduct Lawsuits Have Cost Taxpayers Over $50 Million So Far This Year

At this rate, payouts for the entirety of 2023 could balloon to roughly $100 million, and surpass payout amounts for calendar years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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LAS: Limiting Cases Will Help Preserve NYC’s Landmark Tenant Protection Program

A new report suggests limiting the number of eviction cases for attorneys in the City's Right to Counsel program to 48 in one year.
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LAS Secures Major Reforms to NYPD Policing of Protests

The agreement, announced together with the New York Civil Liberties Union and New York Attorney General Letitia James, will reduce police presence and violence at protests.
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LAS in the News 09.01.23

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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