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LAS in the News 11.08.19

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week:

NYPD announces new Commissioner 

Daily Mail: NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill retires
Pix 11: Community leaders on all sides react to O’Neill’s resignation, Shea’s appointment
Queens Daily Eagle: O’Neill resigns as NYPD Commissioner; Sunnyside’s Shea set to take over
The Guardian: New York City police commissioner James O’Neill to retire
AMNY: NYPD Commissioner O’Neill to join private sector at the end of November
WCBS880: NYPD Commissioner O’Neill Stepping Down; Dermot Shea To Take Over
CBS: Incoming NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea Will Face Challenges
WSJ: New York City’s Next Top Cop Has Humble Queens Roots
El Diario: Comisionado de Policía de NY anuncia que deja el cargo
AP: NYPD commissioner resigning; top deputy to take his place
Patch: NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill To Resign
NYT: N.Y.P.D’s Next Police Commissioner: What to Know About Dermot Shea
POLITICO: O’Neill departs NYPD after years of progress, controversy
NY1 Inside City Hall: De Blasio Weighs in on Resignation of His Police Commissioner
NY1: Critics Take Aim at De Blasio for Lack of Diversity in Choice of New Commissioner
QNS: NYPD Commissioner O’Neill to join private sector at the end of November

Advocates urge new Queens DA Melinda Katz to embrace reforms

Queens Daily Eagle: Justice reform advocates vow to hold Katz accountable
Patch: Advocates Urge Queens DA-Elect Katz To Go Further With Reforms

More LAS in the news

Black Star News: Central Park Five, More Promote Package of Criminal Justice Reforms
NY1: Man Fighting for New Trial after DNA Test Clears Him of Killing Estranged Wife
NY Daily News: Criminal justice advocates concerned prosecutors will find way around reforms
THE CITY: Proposed State Parole Overhaul Gains Wider Backing
Queens Daily Eagle: Prosecutorial misconduct lawsuits prompt depositions of Acting Queens DA
CBS: NYC to Offer Gift Cards To Get Freed Inmates Back In Court After State Ends Cash Bail
CBS: President Trump Takes Aim At New York’s Bail Reform, Mayor De Blasio Fires Back
Patch: NYC Paralegals Need Raises Too, Lawyers Union Says
Telemundo: Trump critica la liberación anticipada de reclusos en NYC
Politico: Making marijuana convictions disappear
Patch: ‘Untrustworthy’ Bed-Stuy Cops Cost City $900K: Records And Report
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: 7 cops found not credible by Brooklyn DA cost the city $1.6M in lawsuits
NY Post: Federal watchdog signs off on NYCHA’s $450M boiler plan