Chief of Risk Management Matthew Pontillo was forced to resign last week in connection with his concerns about a surge in police vehicle pursuits.
A memo from Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey urges safety first. It comes after a string of crash injuries and a CITY expose of a surge in vehicle pursuits.
When she did anyway, Keechant Sewell figured her days as top cop would end, but a spokesperson for City Hall denies the conversation with the mayor ever took place.
Her departure comes after a top City Hall public safety official close to Mayor Eric Adams held his own high-level NYPD meetings and media briefings on crime.
Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey is facing a penalty for abuse of authority that would typically be meted out by the police commissioner. The case is going to a hearing instead.
Jeffrey Maddrey overrode a Brooklyn police sergeant’s decision to book a former colleague who pursued three boys in Brownsville — with his firearm drawn, they say.
Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey committed misconduct when he intervened in the 2021 arrest of a retired cop who had chased three boys in Brownsville.
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams on Monday became the only elected official to validate the three boys’ claims that ex-cop Kruythoff Forrester chased them for seven minutes and pointed a gun at them in Nov. 2021.
Retired officer Kruythoff Forrester was arrested and sprung within hours after NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey showed up at the precinct. The three boys Forrester chased say they’ve felt like no one in power has believed them.
Mayor stands by Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey following THE CITY’s video investigation of the 2021 incident — while an attorney for three boys who alleged an ex-officer menaced them demands further investigation.