The City of New York will ban the use of the so-called deterrent or alert tone on all New York City Police Department Long Range Acoustic Device (“LRAD”) sound cannons; pay out $748,000 in damages and attorney’s fees; and create new LRAD-related policies and training to settle Anika Edrei, et al. v. City of New York, et al., a landmark civil rights lawsuit. The five Edrei Plaintiffs - Anika Edrei, James Craven, Michael Nusbaum, Shay Horse, and Alexander Appel - will each receive between $15,000 and $30,000 – a total of $98,000. The settlement also requires the City to pay the Plaintiffs’ legal team $650,000, bringing the total settlement amount to $748,000.
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