City officials are demanding action after police officers who are breastfeeding filed a class-action lawsuit asking for lactation rooms in NYPD precincts and facilities.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams told ABC, “Lactation rooms are not amenities. They are necessities.”
“We believe the New York City Police Department is in violation of the existing law,” Adams continued.
“That’s why we are asking the comptroller Scott Stringer to conduct an audit.”
ABC reports that Attorney Eric Sanders believes all department facilities should have a space dedicated to mothers to breastfeed.
Sanders told ABC, “We’re saying all department facilities, not just the precincts, every department facility.”
The class-action lawsuit was filed by Sanders last month, alleging the NYPD of not offering the breastfeeding officers a private and clean space to pump milk.
Some legislation was proposed Thursday by city council member Robert Cornegy to ensure pre-existing lactation rooms are up to par.
In the past, NYPD has acknowledged that they need to step up their game and provide more facilities for new mothers. They have started to upgrade everything.