Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 09.15.23

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.

NYPD misconduct costs taxpayers over $50M

Patch: NYPD Misconduct Payouts Could Cost $100M This Year, Advocates Say
Gothamist: NYC has paid $50 million so far this year in police misconduct payouts
El Diario: Mala conducta del NYPD ha costado a la Ciudad más de $50 millones
NEWS12: Legal Aid Society: NYPD may pay $100 million in settlements in 2023

Landmark agreement will change the policing of protests 

NYT: Deal Will Test Whether N.Y.P.D. Can Alter Its Response to Protests
NY1: Staff attorney discusses new NYPD policies
Gothamist: Case that would change how NYPD responds to protests is reopened
Hell Gate: Judge Reverses Course on 2020 Protest Settlement 
The Center Square: Police Department heads back to negotiating table over protest rules
City & State: This week’s biggest Winners & Losers

More LAS in the news

MSNBC: New York Democrats are sounding a lot like Staten Island Republicans
NY1 Off Topic/On Politics: As the migrant issues heats up, the Mayor loses his cool
Law360: NY Recommends 48-Case Cap For Eviction Defense Attorneys
Law360: 4 Questions For The ABA’s Next Criminal Justice Chair
Queens Daily Eagle: Correctional officer union sues city
The City: NYPD Quality-of-Life Crackdown Sends Thousands to Court, Undoing Landmark Reforms
CBS2: Woman convicted asking for leniency under Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act
The Bronx Times: DA drops cases connected to ex-NYPD detective accused of lying in testimonies
Queens Daily Eagle: Following wrongful conviction ruling, DA to retry 30-year-old murder case
NBC4: Biden team denies New York’s right-to-shelter policy hurt city’s case for aid
Gothamist: Rikers throws out $40K of instant mashed potatoes due to boxes full of bugs
City & State: New York lawmakers who used to be in unions
The City: $2.1 Billion in Migrant-Related Contracts Sidestep Oversight