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LAS in the News 09.09.22

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:

Brooklyn DA to vacate over 370 convictions tied to corrupt NYPD officers

NYT: Brooklyn Prosecutors Seek to Throw Out Scores of Convictions
Brooklyn Paper: Brooklyn DA moves to dismiss convictions based on testimony of unreliable cops
NYDN: Brooklyn district attorney moves to dismiss nearly 400 convictions tied to dirty NYPD cops
Business Insider: 13 NYPD cops were convicted of abusing their power.
NBC4: Brooklyn DA Seeks to Vacate 378 Convictions Tied to Guilty Cops
Pix11: Brooklyn DA wants 378 convictions thrown out over ties to guilty NYPD officers
CBS2: Brooklyn DA to vacate over 370 convictions relying on testimony from discredited cops
The Independent: Brooklyn prosecutors to overturn convictions linked to 13 disgraced officers
Fox 5: Brooklyn DA looking to toss 378 convictions tied to corrupt cops
1010Wins: Brooklyn DA moves to toss 378 convictions tied to guilty cops

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