CPR & Amici Filings - Opposing Police Unions' Request for Preliminary Injunction

On July 28, 2020, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by five New York City police unions, as well as corrections and firefighter unions. The lawsuit seeks to block the City of New York from publishing officer misconduct and discipline information and roll back the repeal of Civil Rights Law § 50-a. The unions sued the City in July after the New York State legislature repealed New York state's notorious police secrecy law (50-a) and the de Blasio administration announced plans to release a searchable NYPD misconduct database.

On Friday, August 14th, CPR filed papers as a proposed intervenor, opposing a preliminary injunction. A dozen amicus briefs -- all opposing an injunction -- were also filed on August 14th. These filings are listed and accessible below.

A federal hearing was held on the preliminary injunction request on August 18th. U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Polk Failla is expected to rule on the preliminary injunction request this week.

CPR's filing opposing a preliminary injunction

- CPR's Memo of Law Opposing Preliminary Injunction

Declarations in support of CPR's opposition to the preliminary injunction

Amicus briefs filed opposing preliminary injunction 

Topics: Repeal 50-A