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Manhattan DA Vacates 188 Convictions Involving Corrupt NYPD Officers

The Legal Aid Society is calling on district attorneys in all boroughs to regularly and transparently evaluate criminal conduct by law enforcement.
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Advocates Demand End to NYPD’s Discriminatory Gang Database

The controversial database is over-inclusive and full of erroneous data that results in surveillance and the questionable prosecution of Black and Latinx people.
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LAS: NYPD Has Spent $3 Billion in Secret Surveillance Contracts

The police department continues to be opaque about its surveillance spending, despite a City Council law that demands transparency.
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Listen: NYPD Misconduct Database Goes Online

Jennvine Wong joined The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss Legal Aid's new law enforcement misconduct database which makes over 450K records available to the public.
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Brooklyn DA to Vacate Over 370 Convictions Tied to Corrupt NYPD Officers

The Legal Aid Society is calling on District Attorneys in all boroughs to conduct full and transparent reviews of cases involving potential police misconduct.
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LAS: NYPD’s Worst Offenders Cost City Millions in Settlements

Many of these officers are still on the force, policing New York City neighborhoods with a gun and a badge.
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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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