Previously known as the resource/website “CAPstat: NYC Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Data, 2015 to June 2018.”
Law Enforcement Lookup (LELU) provides one-stop access to law enforcement misconduct data in New York City. LELU is an extension of the Legal Aid Society’s Cop Accountability Project (CAP), which empowers organizations and communities across New York City to hold police officers accountable for civil rights violations.
From the CAPstat initial launch:
This website was inspired by decades of work by grassroots movements, journalists, civil rights attorneys, academics and policy makers that have advocated for learning from litigation data to improve policing policies, trainings, early intervention systems and accountability. The data was collected by The Legal Aid Society’s Special Litigation Unit Cop Accountability Project team, led by Cynthia Conti-Cook and Julie Ciccolini. It was first collected for Legal Aid’s Criminal Defense Practice defenders and the thousands of clients we serve every year all over the City.
Check out a similar project from Chicago’s Invisible Institute here.