AG James Calls on the NYPD to Ensure Equal Social Distancing Enforcement in NYC Communities

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 16:04

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today called on the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to better address the department’s apparent unequal enforcement of social distancing rules throughout the City of New York. The request follows recent reports and videos of aggressive enforcement tactics by the NYPD in black and Hispanic neighborhoods, which provides a stark contrast to reports of police response to social distancing rules in predominantly white neighborhoods. Attorney General James is looking into the matter, and has requested enforcement data from the NYPD.  

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