CCR Attorney Sunita Patel will speak on Floyd v. City of New York, CCR's class action lawsuit filed against the New York City Police Department that challenges their practices of racial profiling and unconstitutional stops and frisks.
On October 31, 2013, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted the City's request for a stay on the stop-and-frisk remedies mandated by the Federal district court in Floyd v City of New York. This does not mean that Floyd has been overturned - only that the remedies ordered in Floyd have been postponed until the 2nd Circuit hears the City's appeal in earlier 2014.
What: Law, Policy and Practice in a post 9/11 World Conference: Challenges to Stop & Frisk Policies
Where: Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
When: Friday, November 8th at 1:00 p.m. (program goes 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
RSVP: Call (617) 573-8627 to register. Click here for more details.
"The speakers will explain the fundamentals of the law of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 that govern many of the civil liability issues raised in police misconduct litigation. Attorneys who have litigated the First Amendment right to videotape police in the First Circuit and the Fourth Amendment issues raised by New York City’s “stop and frisk” policy will explain the law and strategy used in such cases. Law enforcement officials and government lawyers will provide insight into policies of pro-active policing, as well as practices that have been employed when agencies are faced with occupations, demonstrations, and critical incidents such as the Boston Marathon bombings."