New York Police Department Taps Akin Gump Partner as Counsel

, New York Law Journal


"I really think our mission is a civil rights mission," Douglass Maynard said of his new role. "Ensuring the public safety is the primary civil right. Everything else is dependent on that. I don't see it as a conflict, but a balance of the various interests society cherishes."

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  • Michael

    While there are probably high hopes in the areas of personal liberty, privacy and constitutionality with his appointment, I wouldn't hold my breath. This guy will become as jaded as the last, will RUBBER STAMP every unconstitutional, immoral and unethical act by every NYPD member, and will probably continue the tradition of holding police officers rights OVER the rights of the citizenry. Hopefully this new legal beagle will hold the NYPD to the same standards they hold the citiznery up to. Then, perhaps he can reenforce the idea that THEY WORK FOR US, not the other way around. Then again, these idiots keep whining about assault rifles, when its handguns that the criminals are using against the citizens. And how many cops have been caught selling guns and contraband, yet quietly allowed to plea bargain outside the limelight.

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