The Resident: NYC sued over NYPD’s Operation Lucky Bag


Published on May 23, 2013

The NYPD’s Operation Lucky Bag has spurred a new class action lawsuit from people claiming they were arrested illegally. Operation Lucky Bag is a sting operation where the police leave a bag filled with goods, like cash or iPads, unattended in a public place. When a person picks up the bag, the police arrest them for not returning lost goods, effectively accusing them of stealing. While the police outline scenarios where this could be construed as legal, the law clearly states that a person has 10 days to return lost goods with a value of $10 or more. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses the recent lawsuits against the city involving Operation Lucky Bag.


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