NY Daily News: NYPD body cam footage depicts fatal police shooting of mentally ill Queens woman in 2018

July 2, 2020

NY Daily News covered video footage of the NYPD fatal shooting of Susan Muller. NYPD shot and killed Ms. Muller (pictured) on September 17, 2018, after she called the police to report a burglary in her home in Queens. Following public reports of the sh …



Tell the Mayor and City Council to Prioritize #MentalHealthCareNotPolice!

June 23, 2020

NYLPI and Correct Crisis Intervention Today-NYC (CCIT-NYC) are asking the Mayor and the City Council to redirect $3.3 million in NYPD funding to a critical pilot project – starting in two high-needs NYC precincts – that would divert mental health crisis calls away from law enforcement and to special mental health teams consisting of a peer (a person with lived mental health experience) and an emergency medical technician (EMT). The pilot, modeled after the highly successful CAHOOTS program in Oregon, would finally deliver a public health response to the 200,000 calls the City receives annually for mental health crises. Please contact City leadership to demand funding for this important pilot in the FY21 NYC Budget. #MentalHealthCareNotPolice



Demand #NYCBudgetJustice from the Mayor and City Council

June 18, 2020

Our city faces interrelated crises from COVID-19, mass unemployment, and continued systemic racism. Take action with NYLPI and our allies and call on our Council Members and Mayor to deliver budget justice – reallocating part of the ballooning NYPD budget to invest in core services for communities instead.  Email the Mayor, your Council Member, and members of the City Council Budget Negotiating Team to shift at least $1 billion from the enormous NYPD budget to the social services, environmental, education, and health programs that our City needs now more than ever.



NYLPI Hosts an Important Virtual Discussion on Racism, Police Violence and Health

June 17, 2020

On Thursday, June 11th, NYLPI hosted a virtual multidisciplinary panel discussion on Dismantling Racism: Protester Safety & Health During the Pandemic. NYLPI, NAMI NYC, CCITNYC and the Legal Aid Society came together to share medical and legal info …



NY Daily News: Police Must Release Body Cam Footage of Fatal Shooting of Individual during Mental Health Crisis

June 12, 2020

NYLPI’s efforts to reform the City’s inappropriate response to mental health crises have been pivotal in exposing police violence in our communities. In our commitment for complete transparency and accountability, we launched a series of legal challeng …



NYLPI Provides Testimony Urging NYC to Reform Emergency Response to Mental Health Crises

June 9, 2020

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron provided testimony to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on June 9, 2020, urging New York City to reform its system for responding to individuals who experience mental health crises by elimi …



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