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Professor Schwartz Comments on Civil Rights Suits Against the NYPD in Village Voice Article


March 13, 2013 -- Professor Joanna Schwartz commented on the massive number of civil rights lawsuits against the NYPD. Her comments appear in a Village Voice article.

“The NYPD is one department that has been extremely resistant to even collecting information,” says Joanna Schwartz, a law professor at UCLA who has been studying how cities handle these types of lawsuits. “The Bloomberg administration has said that the mere fact of a settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing, but if the city is paying out $300 million, it seems cost effective to try to identify what the reasons are. If Bloomberg News was paying out that much, you bet they would look at it."

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