Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.01.24

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communitiess together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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.

NYPD misconduct cost taxpayers nearly $115 million in 2023

NYT: $500 Million Over 6 Years: Cost of N.Y.P.D. Misconduct Settlements
1010WINS: NYC paid over $500M in NYPD misconduct in the past 6 years: Legal Aid Society
Gothamist: NYC spent $114M on police misconduct lawsuits last year
PIX11: $115 million spent on NYPD misconduct cases in 2023: advocates
The Hill: NYPD misconduct settlements have cost the city half a billion dollars in 6 years
NYDN: NYPD lawsuit settlements cost NYC taxpayers $114.5M in 2023

Defenders: Mayor’s plan could result in thousands transferred to ICE custody

NYT: Eric Adams Wants to Deport Migrants Who Are Accused of Serious Crimes
NYDN: Mayor pushes NYC sanctuary law alter to easily deport immigrants ‘suspected’ of crimes
ABC: NYC Mayor Eric Adams calls for modifying sanctuary city status
City & State: Eric Adams wants to go back to laxer sanctuary protections
Daily Mail: Eric Adams calls for an END to sanctuary cities
Politico: Adams calls for change to New York City’s sanctuary city laws in harshest statement yet
ABC7: Adams intensifies push for changes to laws that make New York a sanctuary city
FOX5: Violent incidents at NYC migrant shelters lead to calls for revisions of sanctuary city law

More LAS in the news

NYDN: Rikers Island, NYC jails plagued with bugs, mice, cleanliness violations
NY1: City lawyers will not represent disgraced retired cop in upcoming case
City & State: In a new seat of power, Yusef Salaam questions NYPD on wrongful convictions.
Commercial Observer: Migrant Crisis a Lifeline for New York City Hotels
Queens Daily Eagle: Attorneys call for state to increase law school loan debt relief
NYDN: NYC detainee lawyers and their staff locked in Rikers cells while awaiting client visits
Politico: City Council Sue Over Voucher Laws
Patch: NYC Evictions Hit Highs Unseen In 4 Years, Data Shows
Politico: Lawyers Against Debt
Politico: Migrants in the Cold
NYLJ: Property Owner Sues Over Growing Delays in NYC Landlord-Tenant Proceedings
NY1 Off Topic/On Politics: Hochul gets tough on shoplifting, City Council gets tough on Adams
City & State: The 2024 New York City Power 100
The Brian Lehrer Show: Lawsuit Over ACS Practices
El Diario: Instan a autoridades municipales a garantizar el acceso de los presos al voto
Law360: Attys Urge NY Student Loan Aid For Public Service Lawyers
Crain’s: Maimonides plans to evict medical workers and retirees from hospital housing
City & State: The NYC Council is trying to sue Eric Adams. Here’s what you need to know.
NYDN: Federal judge lifts contempt order against NYC over management of Rikers Island