Please join New York City Public Advocate Letitia James and other police accountability movement leaders at Cardozo Law School, on Monday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. for a critical community event on the path towards meaningful and lasting stop and frisk reforms.
This is a chance to envision the way forward in the Joint Remedial Process in CCR’s landmark stop and frisk case, Floyd v. City of New York that will bring long-overdue, and meaningful reforms to the stop and frisk practices of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Panelists will discuss the importance of this critical opportunity.
CCR filed Floyd in 2008, along with co-counsel Beldock, Levine & Hoffman, LLP and Covington & Burling, LLP, and celebrated a landmark victory in August 2013. Since then, the City filed an appeal and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily halted the reform process pending the outcome of that appeal. For more details about recent developments in Floyd, download our timeline here (PDF).
New York City’s new Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has stated publicly that he intends to withdraw the City’s appeal. As soon as Mayor de Blasio drops the appeal, the reform process will finally begin. Please come to this critical community event highlighting the next steps in the legal process and how community members can get involved with stop and frisk reforms.
What: Community event on stop and frisk lawsuits and lasting reforms
When: Monday, January 27th, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, 55 Fifth Avenue, Room 204, New York, NY
Who: New York City Public Advocate Letitia James; U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Representative (invited); Professor Sam Walker, Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Iris Roley, Black United Front of Cincinnati; Professors Michelle Adams and Ekow Yankah, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; and Leaders in the New York City Police Accountability Movement.
Attorneys from Floyd, Ligon and Davis lawsuits will join the panelists for the question-and-answer session to address questions about the status of the three stop and frisk class action lawsuits.
To learn more, download our timeline chronicling recent developments in Floyd (PDF) and visit our case page.