NYPD Agrees To New Rules Limiting Its Seizures of New Yorkers’ Property

“The settlement has far-reaching reforms that will require the NYPD and the Bronx DA to make significant changes to the way they handle these processes. When someone is arrested, they’re supposed to get a voucher indicating what property has been taken. That wasn’t happening on a regular basis, and now as part of this settlement, the NYPD has reaffirmed their obligation to give people these vouchers and hold trainings for their officers and audits to make sure that it’s going to happen.”

Niji Jain, an attorney in our Impact Litigation Practice speaks with In Justice Today about our recent settlement in Encarnacion v. City of New York, which will end the NYPD’s unconstitutional practice of indefinitely holding personal property from the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers arrested each year.

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