News Coverage: NYLPI emergency request to stop NYC’s unconstitutional mental health involuntary removal policy

March 2, 2023

Baerga v. City of New York, CCIT-NYC, Disability Justice, Health Justice, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

A broad coalition of public interest groups and people with mental disabilities filed an emergency request to immediately halt New York City’s new policy to greatly expand coerced transport to psychiatric hospitals of people perceived to have “an inability to meet their basic needs.”  The motion for a temporary restraining order is brought in ongoing federal class action litigation challenging the City’s use of police officers as the front line response to people with actual or perceived mental disabilities.

The emergency request has been reported on by various outlets. Find further coverage below:

ABC News | ABC7 NY | amNY | Amsterdam News | Associated Press | Brooklyn Daily Eagle | CBS New York 1 & 2 | Crain’s Health Pulse | Crain’s NY Business 1 & | Fox News | Fox5 NY 1 & 2 | Gotham Gazette | Gothamist | Healthcare Today | Jewish Press | Mad in America | New York Law Journal | New York Post 1 & 2 | New York Times | Newsbreak | NY Daily News | Patch NY 1 & 2 | Politico | Politics NY | TDPel Media | The City NY 1 & 2  | The Wall Street Journal | BK ReaderMental Health Weekly | Queens Chronicle | Washington Examiner | IDHA | Crain’s Health Pulse | Mental Health Weekly | Committable Podcast

Updated: March 2, 2023

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