NYC Police Stations Sued Over Accessibility

November 21, 2016   News

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More than half of New York City’s 77 police stations are not accessible, according to an Oct. 17 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit organizations Disabled In Action and the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled against the city.

According to the complaint, 32 precincts lack wheelchair accessible main entrances and have numerous other architectural barriers that bar those with mobility impairments from entering. Instead, people with mobility impairments are forced to wait for someone to escort them through an alternate entrance.

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