LAS in the News 07.23.21

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 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:

LAS wins settlement in case challenging NYPD use of chokeholds, tasers

NYDN: NYC to pay more than $500K in NYPD chokehold and Taser case
PIX 11: NYC, former NYPD officer settle apparent chokehold case for $567,500
NBC4: NYC to Pay $567K in NYPD Cop’s Banned Chokehold Settlement
Patch: $565K Awarded To Man Put In Chokehold By NYPD Officer In Inwood

More LAS in the news

City & State: 2021 Power of Diversity: Asian 100
Union-Bulletin: Many in jail can vote, but exercising that right isn’t easy
NYT: An Officer Was Taunted and Spit At. Now He Faces Criminal Charges
Yahoo!: Black Defendant Granted New Trial After NYC Judge Expresses His Contempt
NYDN: SI judge chastised defense lawyer for challenging Black jurors’ dismissals in 2016 trial