NY Sues NYPD Over Excessive Force At BLM Protests

Spectrum’s NY1 reports:

New York State Attorney General Letitia James is suing the New York City Police Department in an effort to install a federal monitor to oversee them. The lawsuit comes after the AG’s office found widespread civil rights abuses by police against Black Lives Matter protesters over the summer.

This marks the first time in state history the state attorney general has sued the NYPD.

The move follows scathing reports by the city Department of Investigation and Law Department that found the NYPD abused authority, used excessive force, had insufficient training and First Amendment issues during the protests.

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