In response to an announcement from Kings County District Eric Gonzalez that his office would vacate “walking while trans” bench warrants and the underlying charges, The Legal Aid Society called on New York City’s other District Attorneys to follow suit, as reported by the New York Daily News.
This first batch includes 262 warrants dating back to 2012, which were vacated last week and their underlying cases dismissed, with older ones planned for dismissal at a future date.
Legal Aid also called on Albany to immediately enact legislation to repeal New York’s biased “walking while trans” statute.
“The Legal Aid Society applauds DA Gonzalez for vacating these bench warrants and dismissing the underlying cases, and we hope that New York’s other District Attorneys follow suit,” reads a statement from the organization.
Last Updated: 3 February 2021
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