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Nuisance Abatement

The NYPD’s Aggressive Enforcement of a Little-known Law

How New York City police are using little-known laws to kick people out of their homes, even if they haven’t been charged with a crime.

Impact of Our Reporting

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New York City Set to Pass Sweeping Nuisance Abatement Reforms

An investigation by the New York Daily News and ProPublica prompts changes that guarantee residents and businesses targeted in NYPD nuisance actions more due process rights.

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New York City Police Receptive to Some Reforms of Nuisance Enforcement

At a City Council hearing, police brass show flexibility on controversial tool for quality of life actions.

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NYPD Gets Sued After Kicking Wrong Family Out of Home

The suit challenges the NYPD’s use of controversial nuisance abatement actions. It cites ProPublica and The Daily News’ investigation into the issue.

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NYPD to Change How Police Use Nuisance Abatement Law

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said New York City is retreating from the practice of locking out tenants before they even see a judge.

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Officials Outraged After ‘Shocking’ Report on NYPD Kicking People Out of Homes

New York City officials said reforms were needed after our investigation showed that the police have been locking out residents who haven’t been charged with a crime.

New York City Council Moves to Overhaul Nuisance Abatement Enforcement

After Mayor Pledges ‘Due Process,’ NYPD Renews Aggressive Nuisance Abatement Enforcement

Lawsuit to Seek Rollback of NYPD’s Controversial Nuisance Abatement Efforts

Officials Were Warned of Trouble With NYPD Lockout Orders, And Then Police Kicked Out Wrong Family

NYPD Chief: Police ‘Will Continue to Aggressively Enforce Nuisance Abatement’

Groups Mull Suits Over Police Stings Aimed at Immigrant-owned Stores

Recap: Chat with The Lawyer Who Wrote the Nuisance Abatement Law

The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops, Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches

Insiders Say NYPD’s Nuisance Unit Skirts the Law and Relies on Unconfirmed Allegations

The NYPD Is Kicking People Out of Their Homes, Even if They Haven’t Committed a Crime

How We Did Our Analysis of New York City Nuisance Abatement Cases