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LAS Files Notice of Appeal in Case to Free New Yorkers Illegally Detained Pre-Arraignment by NYPD

The Legal Aid Society filed a notice of appeal on an emergency lawsuit brought earlier this week against the New York City Police Department on behalf of New Yorkers currently detained illegally in violation of New York’s 24-hour arrest-to-arraignment requirement.

At the time of this filing, 92 New Yorkers citywide remained in NYPD custody over 24 hours after arrest, according to the New York Daily News.

“The NYPD is not above the law, and detaining New Yorkers for more than 24 hours after an arrest and denying them speedy access to a judge violates our fundamental standards of justice,” said Tina Luong, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice at The Legal Aid Society.