The City: NYPD Response to June Bronx Protest Violated Human Rights Law, Watchdog Charges
“We represent dozens of protesters from that night on claims against the NYPD,” said Jenn Rolnick Borchetta, managing director of impact litigation at the Bronx Defenders.
“Our clients were all trapped before the curfew,” Borchetta said. “They were trapped to such a degree that people reported that they couldn’t breathe. Then police descended on a trapped crowd, not allowing them to leave despite pleas to leave, injuring them physically and also, we think, causing them deep trauma.”
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