H&F helps the New York Times explore police accountability

Graphic by New York Times

In today's New York Times, the paper examines the consequences of 11 high-profile police killings of black people. Not surprisingly, very few of the officers involved have been fired.

In the article, Harvis & Fett partner Gabriel P. Harvis discussed one reason why reform can be difficult to achieve:

In many large cities, the settlements do not even come out of the police department’s budget. In New York, for example, payments are made from the city’s general funds, insulating the agency against any real consequences, said Gabriel P. Harvis, a civil rights lawyer and former lawyer for the city.