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 […]
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.
Additional reporting by Graphics By Audrey Carlsen and Kazi Awal Nearly 70% of New York City’s residents are Hispanic, black, Asian or mixed race — a non-white majority that’s steadily solidified since the 1980s. But over at One Police Plaza, the top ranks of the New York City Police Department appear to be frozen in […]
Additional reporting by Yoav Gonen On the street where a Staten Island cop choked Eric Garner as he gasped, “I can’t breathe,” an NYPD judge’s recommendation to fire the officer came five years too late. “It’s about time. He should’ve already been fired,” Tiara Banks, 30, said of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. “To see him walking […]
Gwen Carr’s lawyer told her late Monday afternoon that a top Department of Justice official wanted to meet the next morning. By then, Eric Garner’s mother already had heard from news reports that the feds were planning an announcement Tuesday. Shortly before the meeting, family members learned the DOJ wouldn’t move forward with charges against […]