NYLPI v. NYPD: Police Must Release Body Cam Footage of Fatal Shooting of Individual during Mental Health Crisis
Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron and Senior Staff Attorney with the Disability Justice Program and Health Justice Program Marinda van Dalen reiterate the need for major transformations, by removing the police as first responders to individuals experiencing mental health crises.
This country and our city needs fundamental change. It is time for a realignment in our City’s budget priorities. We need to divest funding from the NYPD and Corrections budget to invest in underfunded community programs, services, and infrastructure that will directly benefit impacted and marginalized communities.
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