New York Law Journal: Treatment of Transgender People in Custody Must Improve

“In the five years I’ve worked as a defender, I have never met a transgender client who was not abused or harassed in some way by the NYPD during the process of their arrest.” Deb Lolai, our LGBTQ specialist, wrote an op-ed highlighting transphobic practice rampant in the NYPD.

While in detention, trans and gender non-conforming people are incredibly vulnerable to sexual assault and harassment. Trans women, especially, are incredibly vulnerable to the most egregious and horrific experiences of arrest and incarceration.

“There is no question that the NYPD has been flagrantly ignoring their own regulations, and it is way past time that something is done about it to hold them accountable.”

Read more here.