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Misconduct of law enforcement personnel is in the headlines. It’s also a topic of conversation among New York residents who had negative interactions with the police. Some allege excessive force or police brutality during arrests. Besides that, do officers of the NYPD overreach when using facial recognition software? Lack of disclosure requirements fails transparency requests Up until last year, the…

What to know about force used by police

As a general rule, police officers have the same ability to defend themselves that any other citizen in New York or elsewhere does. However, there are limits as to when they can use force to protect themselves or to apprehend individuals suspected of committing a...

Public protests and personal injury claims

Personal injuries can occur anywhere at any time. One example is the recent injury suffered by a 75-year-old constitutional rights advocate in New York who is now in serious but stable condition in a local hospital. He was reportedly shoved to the ground on a concrete...