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Data: NYPD Settlements Have Cost Taxpayers $68 Million Already This Year

The skyrocketing figure already surpasses the total amount paid for the entire year of 2020, as reported by Gothamist.
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NYPD Neighborhood Safety Team Trainees Have History of Misconduct Complaints

The Legal Aid Society is calling for full transparency as to which officers are assigned to the controversial units.
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LAS: Broken Windows Policing Overwhelmingly Targets Communities of Color

An analysis of NYPD data shows 91% of broken windows arrests reviewed by Legal Aid were of non-white New Yorkers, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS Condemns NYPD’s Return to Broken-Windows Policing

A rebranded version of the discredited policy will result in disparate enforcement, creating further mistrust between police and communities.
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Listen: When the NYPD Secretly Collects Your DNA

Attorneys Phil Desgranges and Dave Pollock joined The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss Legal Aid's new lawsuit which seeks to end the City’s illegal and secret DNA collection and storage practices.
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LAS Sues to End City’s Illegal DNA Collection and Storage Practices

Thousands of New Yorkers are included in the City's DNA database regardless of whether they have been convicted of a crime, reports The New York Times.
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LAS Calls for Accountability As Anti-Crime Units Return to NYC Streets

Advocates are calling for vigilance in addressing complaints of police misconduct against all NYPD officers, as reported by Patch.
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NYPD Officer Costs Tax Payers $1 Million in Settlements

The City has settled 24 lawsuits against Sergeant David Grieco, who has faced allegations of illegal street stops and arrests, according to the New York Daily News.
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Client Stories: Robbin Vazquez Was Arrested for Legally Filming the NYPD

A new lawsuit brought by The Legal Aid Society reaffirms New Yorkers first amendment right to record police officers in public places, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS: Mayor’s Plan to End Gun Violence Includes Dangerous Rollbacks

While aspects of Mr. Adams' plan have merit, advocates are sounding the alarm over proposals that will reverse progress while failing to make the city safer, reports the New York Daily News.
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