New York City has quietly reached settlements with several plaintiffs in a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that the city’s trespassing-enforcement policies in public housing complexes are discriminatory and unlawful, lawyers and others said this week.The NYPD needs to continue to police public housing without actually arresting people for trespassing in the building in which they live. This isn't too much to ask. I like to think the NYPD will rise just fine to this challenge.
The city made its offers in October and December and is in the process of paying a total of slightly more than $170,000, with individual payments ranging from $5,000 to $75,000, said a spokesman for the comptroller’s office.
None of the payments are an admission of wrongdoing.
March 5, 2011
NYC Settles in Public Housing Trespassing Cases
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