City Bar Panel Examines Seminal State Court Decision Governing Encounters Between Police and Civilians
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

Tina Luongo, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice, will serve on a New York City Bar Association Panel of judges and attorneys examining a seminal state court decision that governs encounters between police and civilians on May 18 at 6 p.m.

Forty years ago, the Court of Appeals ruled in People v. DeBour. The panel will delve into whether the 1976 ruling and its four-tier approach has stood the test of time or whether something better is needed.

Participants will include former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sol Wachtler, who wrote the DeBour decision; former Court of Appeals Judge Robert Smith and former state Supreme Court Justice Barry Kamins, author of "New York Search and Seizure."

Other panelists in addition to Ms. Luongo, include Darius Charney, senior staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights; Lawrence Byrne, deputy commissioner, legal matters at the New York City Police Department; and Daniel Alonso, a former state and federal prosecutor who is managing director and general counsel at Exiger.