Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Against the NYPD for Excessive Use of Force

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and its leadership to end its pattern of using excessive force and making false arrests against New Yorkers during peaceful protests. In the lawsuit, Attorney General James outlines the NYPD’s illegal and harmful conduct against New Yorkers during recent racial justice protests and for years prior, which has led to significant injuries and violated individuals’ basic right to peacefully protest.