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LAS Calls on Bronx DA to Dismiss Charges Against Client Subjected to Illegal Stop-And-Frisk Searches

Destin Burgess says this kind of misconduct from the officers is neither unique nor even unusual, according to NowThis News/b>.
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LAS Decries Dermot Shea as Choice for New NYPD Commissioner

"This will be more of the same, and our clients – New Yorkers from communities of color – will continue to suffer more of the same from a police department that prioritizes arrests and summonses above all else."
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Op-Ed: End the NYPD’s Rogue DNA Database

Innocent New Yorkers have a right to genetic privacy. Terri Rosenblatt, Supervising Attorney of the DNA Unit at The Legal Aid Society, makes the case in the New York Daily News.
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LAS Files Lawsuit Against NYPD Officer Who Tased, Used Banned Chokehold

“The reason that this escalated is because officers insisted on getting identification for a ticket for a noise violation. Broken windows policing tends to increase tension and violence in communities, rather than reducing it,” said The Legal Aid Society's Cynthia Conti-Cook.
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LAS Wins Criminal Case for Client Who Lost Left Eye During Violent Arrest

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office finally dismissed charges against Johanna Pagan-Alomar, who was brutally assaulted during an arrest last June, reports the New York Daily News.
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In First for NYC, Bronx DA Releases List of NYPD Officers with Questionable Credibility

The Legal Aid Society calls on other prosecutors to follow suit, according to WNYC/Gothamist.
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LAS Condemns City’s Failure to Comply with Disclosure Laws on Reporting Police Misconduct Data

The New York City Law Department failed to comply with Local Law 166, which requires the disclosure of all "actions, claims, complaints, and investigations” regarding civil actions alleging misconduct brought against officers, as reported by the New York Post.
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Judge Slams NYPD Over ‘Smelling Marijuana Odor’ to Construct ‘Legal’ Stops and Searches

The New York Times reported on a recent decision in the Bronx where a Judge called on other jurists to scrutinize officers’ recounts where this scenario is raised in court.
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Op-Ed: NYPD Disciplinary Lacks Teeth, Transparency, and Accountability

Anne Oredeko, Supervising Attorney of our Racial Justice Unit, penned an opinion piece in City Limits on the rampant problem of impunity and lack of meaningful discipline at the New York City Police Department.
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LAS Decries Return of NYPD Officer with Long History of Misconduct to Full Duty

Earlier this week, an exposé in the New York Daily News revealed Schwartz’s “collars for dollars” scheme that has ensnared several of our clients and other New Yorkers on bogus DWI charges.
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