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LAS Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

The community organizations bringing the suit include: Make the Road New York, African Services Committee, Asian American Federation, Catholic Charities of New York, and Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
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LAS Calls on Local DAs to Review Disgraced NYPD Officers’ Caseload

Officer Schwartz's bogus arrests for DWIs were previously reported by the New York Daily News.
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Bronx Cop, NYPD Sued Over Bogus DWI Arrests

Working with the New York Daily News, The Legal Aid Society exposed the Officer’s “collars for dollars” scheme which has ensnared several of our clients and other New Yorkers on false charges.
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New Solitary Confinement Practice Implemented at City Jails by DOC

Next month at a public hearing, the NYC Board of Correction will determine if the DOC can continue using this practice, according to The City.
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LAS in the News 8.23.19

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.
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NYPD Data Shows Noncompliance with ICE Detainer Requests

The New York City Police Department received and denied 2,916 requests, according to The Daily News.
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LAS Client Seeking Asylum Was Only 17, ICE Detained Him with Adults Anyway

A new feature in The Daily Beast chronicles our young client's harrowing journey.
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NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo Fired Over 2014 Chokehold Death of Eric Garner

Pantaleo was also completely stripped of his pension benefits, according to TIME Magazine.
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NYPD DNA Database Grows by 19,000 Profiles in Just Two Years

The Legal Aid Society worked with The New York Times to shed light on a City database that stores thousands of New Yorkers’ DNA profiles - many individuals who have never even been charged with or convicted of a crime.
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LAS in the News 8.16.19

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.
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