Politico: Protesters unable to retrieve property seized during mass arrests, lawyers say
“The attorneys’ group says NYPD property seizures have been a problem for years — made worse by the coronavirus pandemic and resulting shutdowns, and further exacerbated by the chaos surrounding the protests.
“The police have an incredible responsibility for safeguarding and accounting for people’s property. It’s a constitutional right that you can’t be deprived of your property without due process of law,” said Adam Shoop, legal director of the civil action practice at Bronx Defenders. “They’re really abusing the authority that they have.”
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