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Friday, October 5, 2012
Yesterday, a federal court rejected the City of New York's and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)'s attempt to dismiss claims that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is wrongfully stopping and arresting public housing residents and guests for trespassing. Instead, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin declared that Davis v. City of New York, the lawsuit filed by NYCHA residents and visitors through their attorneys the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. and The Legal Aid Society, raises "consequential" questions of whether NYPD officers are "violating the rights of the very residents (and guests) whom they seek to protect."
Read more on this case :
- Claims of Stop and Frisk in City Buildings Go Forward (New York Law Journal)
- Loitering Rules in Projects Are Too Vague, Judge Says (The New York Times)
- Rap-Quoting Judge Preps Housing Patrol Trial (Courthouse News Service)