The Legal Aid Society issued the following statement in response to Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon releasing files on New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers with credibility issues:
“Now with Police Secrecy Law 50-a fully repealed and the injunction sought by the police unions denied by the courts, New York’s District Attorneys should release the information they have on officer credibility issues, including reports of officers lying on the witness stand, and falsifying evidence and official documents. Likewise, all governmental agencies in possession of documents concerning police misconduct share that responsibility, and The Legal Aid Society again calls on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make police disciplinary records publicly available, as promised earlier this summer.”
About The Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society exists for one simple yet powerful reason: to ensure that New Yorkers are not denied their right to equal justice because of poverty. For over 140 years, we have protected, defended, and advocated for those who have struggled in silence for far too long. Every day, in every borough, The Legal Aid Society changes the lives of our clients and helps improve our communities.
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