Press Releases

Jun 2020

Joint NYC Defender Statement On NYPD Brutality

2022-11-29T16:01:11-05:00June 1st, 2020|

Brooklyn Defender Services, The Bronx Defenders, The Legal Aid Society, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Queens Defenders, and New York County Defender Services issued the following statement on New York City Police Department (NYPD) brutality

Aug 2019

Through Groundbreaking Class Action, Hundreds of New Yorkers Have Old Marijuana Convictions Sealed

2022-11-29T12:37:18-05:00August 12th, 2019|

A Manhattan Supreme Court justice has ordered the sealing of marijuana possession convictions for more than 300 people. Her order was the result of a successful class action petition brought jointly by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the Legal Action Center, Community Service Society, The Legal Aid Society, New York County Defender Services, Neighborhood Defender Service and pro bono counsel Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. The case asked the court to seal these criminal records under New York Criminal Procedure Law § 160.59.  

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