NYPD Gets Sued After Kicking Wrong Family Out of Home


The suit challenges the NYPD’s use of controversial nuisance abatement actions. It cites ProPublica and The Daily News’ investigation into the issue.
News Story (New York)

Sarah Ryley, Stephen Rex Brown
ProPublica, New York Daily News
April 12, 2016
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Queens Legal Services (NY)


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The New York Police Department got an order kicking a family of four out of their Queens apartment by telling a judge it was a drug den — but the dealers had moved out seven months earlier.

A lawsuit to be filed in Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday details an egregious case of the NYPD’s use of the nuisance abatement law — a controversial tool in which cops are able to get a temporary order barring people from their homes without first giving them the opportunity to appear before a judge.