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LAS Again Debunks NYPD Claim Connecting Modest Rise in Shootings to Bail Reform

Criminal justice advocates say claims attributing increased crime to reform measures are spurious, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Calls on City to Dissolve Troubled NYPD Vice Squad

A lack of transparency regarding the unit's ethical guidelines has led to patterns of abuse and misconduct, often at the expense of the most vulnerable New Yorkers, according to a new report in ProPublica.
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LAS: Police Body-Worn Cameras are No Substitute for Reform

The presence of bodycams appears to have little effect on police behavior, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Secures Full Dismissal for Client Attacked by NYPD, Charged with Bogus Crimes

Joseph Troiano was brutally assaulted by New York City Police Department officers while riding the subway earlier this spring, according to the New York Post.
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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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