Cynthia Conti-Cook, Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of the Criminal Practice, was on WNYC today discussing the lack of transparency by the NYPD on disciplined officers.
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Yesterday, Manhattan Supervising Attorney Michael Perkins and colleagues Robert Pomeroy, Nikki Adams and Terry Davidson obtained a huge victory for a client who was sentenced to 6 months jail for being unable to finish restitution payments.
The Reporter's Committee for the Freedom of the Press, joined by over twenty press associations and major nationwide news outlets like The National Press Club, The News Guild - CWA, The New York Times, Daily News, and Associated Press, filed an amicus brief in support of efforts by The Legal Aid Society and Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, opposing the appeals by the City of New York and Officer Daniel Pantaleo.
On Wednesday August 17, 2016, plaintiffs, represented by The Legal Aid Society and the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb, argued in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, that class certification should be granted to a group of women who allege rampant rape and sexual abuse of women prisoners at Rikers Island. The appeal was from a District Court denial of class certification, which, if allowed to stand, would hinder broader reform at Rikers.
The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice, pro bono counsel from Cooley LLP, Lawyers for Children and the Children’s Law Center of New York secured a victory for children’s advocacy on August 12 by persuading a federal judge to reject a settlement on behalf of New York foster children.
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