As COVID cases in the city hit their highest point in months in August, the number of riders ejected from the subway for defying the mask mandate in stations and on trains sank to the lowest level in nearly a year, numbers obtained by THE CITY show. Police officers asked riders to leave the subway system […]
The city’s primary police watchdog has substantiated misconduct charges against two cops in the fatal shooting of a Bronx man inside his apartment two years ago. Police Officer Brendan Thompson shot Kawaski Trawick, 32, once in the right upper chest and once in the left part of his back during a deadly 1 minute, 52 […]
The city Department of Investigation took the unusual step Wednesday of posting transcripts of interviews with Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and another top cop conducted during an examination of the NYPD’s response to last year’s racial justice protests. The lengthy interrogations of Shea and then-Chief of Department Terence Monahan were first disclosed Tuesday by THE […]
The top cop, in an interview with city investigators, blamed “outside agitators” for violence during demonstrations after the murder of George Floyd. That puts him at odds with Mayor de Blasio, who apologized for the police response.
Several members of a board that probes NYPD misconduct regularly overturn their own staff’s investigative findings that wrongdoing occurred — helping to clear cops in hundreds of cases in recent years, an internal analysis obtained by THE CITY shows. The process, known as “flipping” cases in Civilian Complaint Review Board parlance, represents a little-known layer […]
The de Blasio administration is taking a cue from the National Football League by soon requiring Police Department brass to interview at least one candidate from an “underrepresented” race for any open spot above captain. Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday signed an executive order that mimics the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which was first adopted in […]
Last August, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called out the once-pervasive NYPD practice of “stop and frisk,” vowing he would not return to days when thousands of New Yorkers — most Black or Hispanic — were targeted by cops with little or no justification. “It’s not about stop, question and frisk,” he said. “I think that […]
Additional reporting by Reuven Blau NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, who defended overturning a disciplinary verdict against a cop cited for shoving a funeral-goer into oncoming traffic on Madison Avenue, released a video yesterday that captured the officer in the act. The video was made public after Mayor Bill de Blasio responded to THE CITY’s report […]
Legislation to take final say on NYPD officer discipline away from the police commissioner emerged Tuesday as the current top cop defended his authority — and his decision to exonerate a lieutenant who pushed a funeral-goer into traffic. Twin bills sponsored by state Sen. Jamaal Bailey (D-The Bronx) and Assemblymember Catalina Cruz (D-Queens) could dramatically […]
The city’s top cop can overturn internal trial verdicts and change penalties. It’s happened over 40 times in the last four years — even with misconduct captured on video, THE CITY found. Here are some cases fueling calls for reform.