NYPD Faces Class Action for its Rampant “Graffiti” Removal Program

NYPD Faces Class Action for its Rampant “Graffiti” Removal Program

By Steven T. Lowe / October 12, 2021

On June 1st, 2021, Michael McLeer, an internationally known NYC street artist, represented a class of artists in a federal court class action. According to McLeer, a new New York City Police Department (“NYPD”) street cleanup program is unconstitutionally wiping away graffiti without asking property owners if they wanted the art removed. In his complaint,…

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