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New York Court of Appeals Strengthens Stance Against Excessive Force

There’s been a lot of discussion around police aggression and use of force in the national news recently. New York has recently taken steps to strengthen the state stance against the use of excessive force as a result. In fact, the Second Circuit Court recently reaffirmed a judgment that has made “qualified immunity” is not an admissible defense against charges of excessive violence. The Court’s decision reinstated the original verdict against an NYPD officer who […]

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NYPD Pays $108 Million in Excessive Force and Other Misconduct Claims

Police departments are under heightened scrutiny these days, and oftentimes, it’s for good reason. There have been instances of inappropriate shootings, sexual misconduct, excessive force, dishonesty, and more. We can probably all think of at least one case locally in which an unarmed individual was shot and killed. Despite all of the bad publicity surrounding departments throughout the country, there is one department that takes the cake, and that’s the New York Police Department. Recent […]

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