Watertown Daily Times | NYCLU suit against Division of Human Rights heard in Supreme Court in Jefferson County

 

WATERTOWN — In a half-hour hearing on the 10th floor of the Dulles State Office Building on Thursday, state Supreme Court Judge James P. McClusky heard the arguments in a case that could have consequences across the state. The case will decide whether the state Division of Human Rights has the jurisdiction to investigate alleged violations of rights by police during arrests and in jails, giving New York residents an option for redress outside of private, civil suits.

“I think it’s necessary for people like me and everybody — all New Yorkers — if something happens to them, they have somewhere to go,” plaintiff DeAnna LeTray told the Times.

The case was…

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