Report from Civilian Complaint Review Board sums up consequences of 321 investigations, many for improper use of force.
Jeremy Trapp’s lawyer says he was easily influenced by a police source, but the young man was also convicted for a pandemic loan-fraud scheme that was uncovered during the course of the brake-line-cutting investigation.
NYPD Officer Michael Sher was only docked 10 vacation days for failing to file paperwork on the 2020 incident amid anti-police-brutality rallies.
Just five NYPD officers are facing potentially significant discipline stemming from misconduct captured on video during last year’s racial justice protests — out of 64 cases investigated by the department at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s behest. Investigators from the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau substantiated or partially substantiated an additional nine allegations of misconduct — but […]
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 […]
This story is co-published with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive ProPublica’s biggest stories as soon as they’re published. It was one of the most brutal police responses to last year’s Black Lives Matter protests. As hundreds of demonstrators were marching peacefully in the Bronx on the evening of […]
Nearly 450 demonstrators arrested during last year’s police misconduct protests plan to sue the city — the highest number of potential lawsuits stemming from a single event since the mass arrests at the 2004 Republican National Convention. City Comptroller Scott Stringer, who is running for mayor, cited that potential cataract of First Amendment litigation Monday […]