“When are people going to be held accountable?” asked NBA guard Thabo Sefolosha. A ProPublica review found New York has paid more than $1 billion in recent years to settle suits against officers, who are rarely punished.
NYPD vehicles parked up in a line in New York City. – New York City, USA – Circa October 2018 (Shutterstock)
“When people make mistakes and then cover those mistakes up with lies upon lies, that’s when people get really hurt,” said Sherron Paige, whose 7-year-old son, Kyan, has grown up in a lead-tainted apartment in the Red Hook Houses.
The NYCHA Fulton Houses complex of apartments in Chelsea in New York – New York NY/USA-April 28, 2020 (Shutterstock)