News Archive for "NYPD"

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LAS Condemns $159 Million in Secret NYPD Surveillance Contracts

Newly released documents detail spending on facial recognition software, cellphone tracking tools, and predictive policing technology, as reported by WIRED.
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LAS Seeks Order Requiring Community Engagement to End Stop-and-Frisk Abuses

A new filing, made with a coalition of advocates, calls for substantial changes to federal monitorship overseeing NYPD's stop-and-frisk and trespass arrest practices, as reported by the Associated Press.
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LAS Filing Demands Transparency on NYPD Surveillance Spending

The NYPD’s history of opaqueness surrounding its surveillance capabilities and funding continues, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
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LAS Wins Settlement Against NYPD in Controversial Banned Chokehold Case

A detective with a long history of misconduct was forced to retire after a disciplinary investigation, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Demands a Halt to Testing of Mixed DNA Samples

Police officers refuse to provide their DNA for an "elimination database," increasing the chances that samples collected from crime scenes are contaminated, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Criticizes Intentions of NYPD “Game Truck”

Olayemi Olurin, a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society, was featured in a video by Yahoo! News concerning the new police initiative.
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LAS Blasts Rehiring of Decertified Police Officers

Inadequate oversight allows officers guilty of misconduct to circumvent state regulations, according to The Intercept.
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Watch: Months After George Floyd, This Biker Had a Cop’s Knee on His Neck

The Legal Aid Society's Olayemi Olurin was featured in a video piece by Brut America exploring an incident in which her client was pinned down by an officer using an illegal chokehold.
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LAS Analysis: Stop-and-First Continues to Plague Communities of Color

Despite promises of reform from City Hall, new data shows 91% of those stopped were people of color, according to The Intercept.
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LAS Slams City Over Inaction on NYPD Protest Abuses

Just five officers are facing discipline stemming from dozens of instances of abuse captured on video at last year's racial justice protests, according to THE CITY.
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