After NYLPI Wins Landmark Legal Rulings, NYPD Pledges Release of Body Camera Footage Policy This Month

October 18, 2019

Gotham Gazette reports today on the New York Police Department’s plans to finally publish a formal policy regarding the release of body-worn camera footage, following NYLPI’s recent achievement of landmark legal rulings forcing the NYPD to turn over bo …

Housing Secretary Ben Carson Must Not Discontinue Disparate Impact Protections

October 16, 2019

We strongly oppose the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed rule to discontinue disparate impact protections, which have been constant and effective tools for preventing housing discrimination. HUD wants to rewrite and weaken reg …

Demanding ‘immediate action’ to overhaul special education complaint system

October 16, 2019

The city education department’s inability to meet legal deadlines for resolving complaints filed by families of special education students is causing material, demonstrable harm — and requires an immediate fix. NYLPI, along with other public interest o …

NYLPI, Mental Health Groups Call On Mayor To Overhaul Police Crisis Response

October 7, 2019

NYLPI and a host of disability rights organizations have written to mayor Bill de Blasio asking him to institute robust reform measures to the way the city handles police crisis response. You can read the letter here. We understand the mayor will short …

NYLPI Backs Residential Curbside Pickup Pilot

October 3, 2019

NYLPI, along with a host of other disability justice and other groups, has written to New York Transportation Commissioner, Polly Trottenberg, asking her to consider piloting a residential curbside pickup rule: Despite markedly low car ownership rates, …

NYLPI Joins Public Advocate And Allies At Rally For Mental Health And Policing

October 2, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, spoke this morning at a rally in partnership with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams about his new report, which reenvisions the city’s response to mental health crises to involve a peer response mo …

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