New York Attorney General Letitia James has sued the city of New York, as well as its mayor and police commissioner to install a monitor to oversee the police department, alleging civil rights abuses, including by officers at protests over the death of George Floyd.
"No one is above the law — not even the individuals charged with enforcing it," James said Thursday.
This boy had his hands up when an NYPD ofcr pulled his mask down and pepper sprayed him.
"With today’s lawsuit, this longstanding pattern of brutal and illegal force ends."
James said that she does not think that every officer is problematic, but that the city has a "systemic problem," that needs to be addressed.
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