WNYC: NYPD To Release Records On Seized Assets

“The NYPD initially denied a 2014 public records request from the Bronx Defenders for detailed records on seized assets. The group sued the department in 2016 under the New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). As part of the lawsuit settlement filed in state court Monday, the NYPD is agreeing to give records for one year to the Bronx Defenders.”

Our Niji Jain, Impact Litigation attorney, and Adam Shoop, Legal Director of the Criminal Defense Practice, talk about the effect of the NYPD’s seizure of property and the necessity of transparency for low-income people of color it routinely affects.

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