Attorney General James Launches Investigation Into NYPD For Alleged Targeting Of Communities Of Color On NYC Subways

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 18:36

New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced she is launching an investigation into whether the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been targeting communities of color through its enforcement of the “theft of services” law and the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) ‘fare evasion’ regulations. In a letter to NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, Attorney General James requests fare evasion data and other information that may shine a light on whether officers have exhibited racial biases or engaged in discriminatory practices in their enforcement of these laws and regulations at subway stations throughout the city.

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