Lawsuit seeks federal monitor for RPD

Jan 15, 2021
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Three Rochester men are seeking a federal monitor for the Rochester Police Department as part of an excessive force and false arrest lawsuit they’ve filed against the department.


The family of Daniel Prude is asking a federal court to direct the Rochester Police Department to reform its process for investigating incidents in which officers use force, to implement policies that ensure officers who use unjustified force are disciplined, and to appoint a federal monitor to oversee those reforms.

Warren, city of Rochester sued over curfew

Jul 24, 2020

Stanley Martin, a lead organizer with Free the People Roc, an activist group that’s recently been at the center of Rochester’s Black Lives Matter movement, is suing Mayor Lovely Warren and the city of Rochester over the curfew enacted by the mayor on July 15. She’s joined in the suit by the Rochester chapter of the National Lawyers Guild.


A coalition of dairy and vegetable farms in New York state has filed a last-minute federal lawsuit on Monday to try and temporarily halt a New York state law that will grant more labor protections to farmworkers. 

The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act is set to take effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. However, a lawsuit against the new legislation was filed on Monday, a day before the court closed for the New Year’s holiday and won’t open again until a day after the new law takes effect.