News Coverage: Federal Litigation to Transform Mental Health Crisis ResponseApril 25, 2023
April 20, 2023 Update: The plaintiffs in the federal class action lawsuit challenging New York City’s use of police as first responders for people experiencing mental health crises filed a second Amended Complaint, describing the additional legal violations presented by Mayor Eric Adam’s November 29, 2022 policy, which establishes a lower standard by which the police are to determine whether to involuntarily remove people to hospitals for psychiatric evaluation. The Baerga Amended Complaint also adds four additional plaintiffs. Read NYLPI’s full statement here.
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Updated: April 25, 2023
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