STATEMENT ON CITY REPORT OF CIVIL ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST THE NYPD OVER MISCONDUCT IN 2018

(NEW YORK, NY) – Tina Luongo, Attorney-In-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice at The Legal Aid Society, released the following statement in response to reporting released by the City today on civil actions for misconduct that have been brought against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and against individual officers in 2018:

“This reporting sheds some more light on the rampant problem of misconduct at the New York City Police Department. In 2018 alone, New Yorkers brought hundreds of lawsuits against the Department over excessive use of force, assault, wrongful arrest and imprisonment, and malicious prosecution. We hope that this reporting helps to further the conversation to revamp the NYPD’s current disciplinary process, so that officers who commit these heinous crimes and who betray the public’s trust will receive more than just a slap on the wrist.”

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