Locked Up Too Long Says the NYCLU

By on March 27, 2007 @ 7:00 pm

NYCLU reports people arrested by the NYPD are kept in lock up way too long.

16 years ago the New York State Court of Appeals ruled that arrestees must be arraigned within 24 hours. This isn’t the case according to the NYCLU. Detainees are being held up to 50 hours before seeing a judge.

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Intro. 53 (Charge or Release Bill) has been introduced by the NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman in hopes the City Council will take action in fixing the problem. The bill will give any person kept longer than 24 hours the opportunity to sue the city for punitive damages up to three years after their arrest.

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