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NYPD Found Liable in ADA Suit Over Inaccessible Stations

Feb. 4, 2020, 8:53 PM

The New York Police Department violated federal law by failing to make police stations accessible to individuals with mobility disabilities and failing to provide reasonable accommodations, a federal trial court in New York said.

Two disability rights groups and several city residents presented ample evidence that persons with mobility disabilities can’t meaningfully use a host of NYPD services and programs, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said. That is enough to establish liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it said Tuesday.

The NYPD’s “neighborhood policing” approach, adopted in 2015, puts a premium on local...

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