STOP, ECBA, Faith Leaders & Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference, Condemn NYPD Hijab Removal Policy.
(NEW YORK, NY, 1/22/19) –The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, a leading police accountability organization and legal service provider, and the law firm of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP (ECBA), a leading civil rights firm, faith leaders, and elected officials will hold a Foley Square press conference ahead of oral arguments on a motion to dismiss STOP and ECBA’s federal class action lawsuit against the NYPD. Participants will call on Mayor de Blasio to end the NYPD policy of forcing suspects to remove religious attire when they are arrested. STOP and ECBA’s clients include a Muslim survivor of domestic violence, who was arrested on charges fabricated by her abuser, and then forced by the NYPD to remove the hijab.
SEE: Hijab Removal by New York Police Prompts Lawsuit
WHAT: STOP, ECBA, Faith Leaders and Elected Officials to Hold Press Conference Ahead of Court Hearing on NYPD Hijab Policy
WHO: STOP, ECBA, faith leaders, and elected officials
WHEN: Wednesday, January 23rd, at 9:00 AM
WHERE: Foley Square, New York, NY 10013
Oral arguments on the motion to dismiss will be held at noon at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 500 Pearl St., Room 18C, New York, NY 10007.
The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project advocates for common-sense privacy safeguards and ending discriminatory surveillance. STOP uses litigation, legislation, and public outreach and education to increase oversight of local and state police department’s growing use of surveillance technologies.
Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP is a litigation boutique that focuses on civil rights, commercial, criminal, and ethics matters. We represent individuals, businesses, and institutions in all aspects of litigation and pre-litigation dispute resolution, from negotiation, mediation and arbitration, through hearings, trials, and appeals.
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