At a Glance
Police unions lost their appeal on February 16, 2021.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR)
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, is filing a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by five New York City police unions, as well as corrections and firefighter unions, that seeks to block the city government from publishing officer misconduct and discipline information and roll back the repeal of Civil Rights Law § 50-a.
The unions sued the City in July 2020, after the New York State legislature repealed 50-a, which had shielded the records from the public, and the de Blasio administration announced plans to release a searchable NYPD misconduct database.