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The Legal Aid Society and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court today against the City of New York, the New York City Police Department (NYPD), and named and unnamed NYPD officers on behalf of five plaintiffs who were unlawfully arrested and detained on low-level offenses instead of receiving an appearance ticket as prescribed by law during the George Floyd demonstrations last summer. This lawsuit petitions the Court to enjoin the NYPD from continuing to violate the law, award compensatory damages to Plaintiffs, and other relief as the Court deems just and proper.

In January 2020, New York State enacted legislation to eliminate unnecessary arrests, minimize the amount of time that New Yorkers accused of crimes may be detained, and reduce an overcrowded detention system.

Part of the legislation amended New York Criminal Procedure Law to mandate that, for violations, infractions, misdemeanors, and certain class E felonies, police officers issue appearance tickets at the point of a police encounter rather than arrest individuals suspected of committing such offenses.

The NYPD, however, has blatantly disregarded the law by continuing to exercise unfettered discretion to arrest and take into custody individuals alleged to have engaged in low-level offenses, despite the law’s mandate to issue appearance tickets. As a result of these unlawful arrests, many people spend hours…

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On Friday, October 19, 2012, at 1313 hours, police responded to a report of an unconscious person found inside of 3544 Broadway, located within the confines of the 30th Precinct in Manhattan.

Upon arrival, responding officers discovered the victim, a 30-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with blunt force trauma to the head.

EMS responded to the location and pronounced the male deceased at the scene.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Victim:

Francisco Pinzon-Martinez
545 W. 146th Street
Manhattan, NY 10031

On October 27, 2012, at 0130 hours, the following 25-year-old male suspect was arrested in connection to the above described crime.

Arrested:

Alejandro Polanco
543 W. 160th Street
Manhattan, NY 10032

Charges:

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  • robbery 1;
  • criminal possession of a firearm.

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Arrested:

Kenny Garcia
55 E. 179th Street
Bronx, NY 10453

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  • murder 2;
  • robbery (2 counts);
  • burglary (2 counts).

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The deaths of more than 13,000 elderly persons in nursing homes in New York State is travesty. The posture, taken by Governor Andrew Cuomo, is an ugly representation of the his leadership, tarnishing his past accomplishments.

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“The School Construction Authority has done heroic work throughout this pandemic. Their hard work has kept New York City’s children safe and delivered the gold standard of school safety in the United States. Nina Kubota has the experience, vision, and tenacity to build on this mission – and deliver a full school return this fall that keeps every student in our city safe in the classroom,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“I have been fortunate to be part of the incredible team at the SCA and have spent years working hard to meet the Mayor’s goal of creating more than 83,000 new seats to address overcrowding in our schools and modernizing our existing school buildings. Today, I am proud to lead an agency that keeps moving forward, constantly innovating to ensure that we design and build schools that meet the current needs of our students and teachers while continuing our commitment to safety, quality and integrity,” said Nina Kubota. “Thank you to Mayor de Blasio for the opportunity to continue serving the people of New York City and providing our children with the 21st century learning environments to learn and grow.”

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