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The NYPD Files: Search Thousands of Civilian Complaints Against New York City Police Officers

Two NYPD officers stand guard in lower Manhattan.
Two NYPD officers stand guard in lower Manhattan, July 17, 2019.
Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

This story was originally published by ProPublica.

After New York state repealed a law that kept police disciplinary records secret, ProPublica sought records from the civilian board that investigates complaints by the public about New York City police officers.

The board provided us with the closed cases of every active-duty police officer who had at least one substantiated allegation against them.

The records span decades, from September 1985 to January 2020. We have created a database of complaints that can be searched by name or browsed by precinct or nature of the allegations.

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