Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.17.23

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom 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 communities 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.

Data: NYPD Commissioner Sewell flouted CCRB discipline recommendations

NYT: N.Y.P.D. Rejected Over Half of Review Board’s Discipline Recommendations
Newsday: Report: NYPD let time expire on misconduct cases
NYDN: NYPD top cop set aside, ignored hundreds of CCRB recommendations
Patch: NYPD’s Top Cop Brushed Off 100s Of Cop Misconduct Penalties: Advocates
CBS2: NYPD set aside discipline recommendations, Legal Aid says
NYP: NYPD commish let more cops off the hook for misconduct than predecessors
NYDN: Editorial: Outside the matrix: NYPD’s disciplinary matrix is pointless if not implemented
Jurist: NYC police commissioner rejected more than half of disciplinary recommendations

Darrel Stone faces eviction despite being a model tenant for 15 years

Patch: Cipriani Chef Kicked Out Of Crown Heights Home Over Month’s Rent + $84
Brooklyn Paper: LAS calls for passage of Good Cause as man faces eviction from home of 15 years
Amsterdam News: Ousting of Crown Heights ‘model tenant,’ raises ‘Good Cause’ eviction

LAS Attorneys: Child welfare agencies, courts must curtail family separation

NYT: Pandemic Shows New York Is Too Quick to Split Families, Advocates Say
Youth Today: An accidental experiment during COVID suggests too many children are removed
Law360: Attys For Children Ask For More Funds To Curb High Attrition

More LAS in the news

BK Reader: BK Advocates Pressure State to Pass Good Cause Eviction Bill as Time Runs Out
Law360: NY Lawmakers Renew Push To Ban ‘Predatory’ Court Fees
City & State: How a progressive majority on the NYC Board of Correction had the upper hand
The City: City Taps Nonprofit Lawyers to Help Tackle Backlog of Rental Assistance Claims
NYLJ: Public Defenders Lobby for Funding Parity with Prosecutors
City & State: Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline
NYDN: NY Dem lawmakers want incentives, tenant protections added to Hochul housing plan
Spectrum News: Progressive groups urge New York lawmakers to oppose bail changes
City & State: A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island
Gothamist: NYC looks to move older homeless New Yorkers out of hotels and back to shelters
Law360: Progressive NY Lawmakers Lobby for End to ‘Predatory’ Court Fees
NYLJ: Appellate Division Pares Back Bar-Admission Question on Law Enforcement Encounters