ECBAWM Files Complaint Alleging a Pattern of Excessive Force in City Jails

  • May 24, 2012

As reported in the New York Times and elsewhere, ECBAWM filed a federal civil rights class-action lawsuit on May 25, 2012, challenging the widespread use of excessive, unjustified, and unconstitutional force in New York City Department of Corrections (“DOC”) facilities, which house thousands of inmates. The class action alleges a pattern and practice throughout City jails of excessive force against inmates and inadequate training, investigation, and discipline of correction officers. ECBAWM is co-counsel along with Ropes & Gray LLP and the Legal Aid Society’s Prisoners’ Rights Project.