WNYC Runs Story About Policing Mental Health Crises Based On NYLPI-Obtained Bodycam Footage

October 28, 2019

WNYC Reporter Cindy Rodriguez ran a story about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to reform police responses to mental health crises, today, based on audio gathered from bodycam footage of the shooting, secured by NYLPI under freedom of information laws. Po …



NY Post: “Mayor’s $37M mental health plan is a one-page press release”

October 24, 2019

NYLPI’s director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, was quoted in a New York Post story today about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mental health crisis response plan, which was  issued on Tuesday. Post reporter Julia Marsh discovered that the mayor’s moote …



Responding To Mayor’s Plans On Mental Health: We Already Ask Enough Of Law Enforcement

October 22, 2019

NYLPI’s Director of Disability Justice, Ruth Lowenkron, was quoted in an article in The City this morning, responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new plans to reform the way that New York copes with people who are suffering with mental health crises: “It …



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 …



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 …



Peer Response: After String Of Police-Involved Deaths, NYC public advocate reenvisions city responses to mental health crises

September 25, 2019

New York’s Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams released a comprehensive report this morning, reenvisioning the city’s response to mental health crises to involve a peer response model. Following a shocking series of 911 calls about “emotionally distres …



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