Crains NY: NYLPI and Other Disability Advocates Condemn New York City’s Mental Health Crisis Services After Another Fatal Shooting

May 13, 2024

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NYLPI Peers Not Police Rally at City Hall


Disability advocates in New York City question New York leadership’s current mental health crisis response system after 19-year-old Win Rozario’s death by police, which occurred after he called 911 for help in March.

NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron was featured in this story and shared her criticism of New York City’s current, inadequate services.

“It’s really distressing that the response to Win Rozario’s death would be to go backwards. We have invested in training police officers. That doesn’t help if police officers are the wrong people to respond.”

Read more at Crain’s NY.

Photo: NYLPI, legislators and families of police shooting victims gather for Peers Not Police Rally at City Hall.

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