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NYCLU and LAS Sue Mayor, NYPD for Police Brutality During Protests

The lawsuit argues the City condoned and set a policy of excessive force against protesters, according to Gothamist.
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Listen: LAS Blasts Drug-Planting NYPD Officer

The Legal Aid Society called on the District Attorney to vacate the conviction of Jason Serrano, who was framed by Staten Island police, according to WNYC News.
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NYPD Admits Almost 2,000 People Should be Removed From City DNA Index​

In response to this admission, The Legal Aid Society called on the City Council to pass legislation ending genetic stop-and-frisk, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Exposé Examines NYPD’s Unconstitutional Warrant Search Practice

The NYPD's practice of detaining Black and Latinx people for the purpose of conducting warrant searches when no reasonable suspicion exists is chronicled in a new piece by The Intercept.
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LAS Lauds Bill Prohibiting NYPD Collection of Children’s DNA Without Consent

The City Council recently introduced legislation that will ban police from collecting the DNA of a minor without consent from a parent, legal guardian or attorney, according to THE CITY.
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City Scientists Call for Independence from NYPD

The Legal Aid Society supports scientists working at the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in their desire for the City Council to enforce fair and ethical DNA collection, according to the New York Daily News.
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NACDL to Utilize Legal Aid’s CAPstat to Create National Police Misconduct Database

Since its launch in March of 2018, CAPstat has served as an invaluable resource to help hold New York City Police Department officers who commit acts of misconduct accountable, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls for NYPD Disciplinary System That Discourages Misconduct

A report, which was recently made public, indicates that most officers accused of lying and excessive force still have their jobs, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Slams New NYPD Body Cam Policy

Defenders assert the NYPD retains the ability to manipulate public debate through elements of editing and narration, according to the Gotham Gazette.
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After NYPD Releases Disciplinary Matrix, LAS Calls for Independent Oversight

The NYPD has policed itself for decades which has contributed to the culture of impunity that thrives at precincts around New York City, reports the New York Daily News.
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