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NYPD Oversight Board Overturned Hundreds of Its Own Police Misconduct Findings

Internal analysis found 585 allegations from 2014 to mid-2020 in which Civilian Complaint Review Board investigators confirmed police misconduct — but the board voted to clear the cops of wrongdoing.

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Misconduct Complaints Trailed NYPD Commissioner Shea and Other Police Brass’ Rise to the Top

The NYPD leader and four deputies accumulated at least one allegation substantiated by the Civilian Complaint Review Board — and so did his predecessor, James O’Neill. Some of incidents recall the height of stop-and-frisk.

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Video Shows Cleared NYPD Cop Shoving Prodigy Funeral-Goer Into Traffic

A departmental trial judge found the officer guilty of misconduct in the incident outside the Mobb Deep rapper’s wake. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea overturned the verdict. The video was released after THE CITY pressed Mayor de Blasio.

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Secret NYPD Misconduct Records Jump Closer to Release Under Court Ruling. But de Blasio’s Not Making Them Public Just Yet

A federal appeals panel dismissed union arguments of potential harm to cops. Now the city awaits the final OK to unleash potentially explosive documents — including complaints against the NYPD’s last two commissioners.

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Police Abuse Watchdog Fired Four Investigators for Speaking Out on NYPD Body-Camera Stall, Lawsuit Charges

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De Blasio Touts Pact to Fire NYPD Cops for Chokeholds as THE CITY and ProPublica Spotlight Officers Who Kept Jobs

Under new agreement between the NYPD and its civilian watchdog, most police officers found to have used the illegal, potentially deadly maneuver will be terminated — a tougher penalty than first proposed.

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Still Can’t Breathe: How NYPD Officers Continue to Use Chokeholds on Civilians

More than six years after the police killing of Eric Garner, officers with substantiated claims of abuse go without any meaningful punishment.

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NYPD Watchdog Board’s Bid to Probe Police Sexual Misconduct Gets Public Airing

Civilian Complaint Review Board move to investigate allegations ranging from verbal harassment to rape gets backing from legal groups and survivor advocates — and a warning from police unions that the oversight board is crossing a line.

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NYPD Watchdog Revamping Rules on Cop Sexual Misconduct Investigations

Civilian Complaint Review Board seeks public comment on proposed push to probe cops accused of sexually offensive or abusive behavior, after police-union pushback derailed efforts.

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The NYPD Is Withholding Evidence From Investigations Into Police Abuse

The NYPD has regularly failed to turn over key records and videos to police abuse investigators at New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. "This just seems like contempt," said the now-retired judge who ordered the NYPD to use body cameras.

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Council Watchdog Calls for Close Look at NYPD Complaint Investigation Budget Cuts

Donovan Richards, whose committee monitors public safety, says the time is wrong for to shrink the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

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The Complaint Files NYPD Unions Don’t Want You to See

THE CITY has obtained more than 250 civilian reports alleging police abuses, from bullying to brutality. Read details from some of the records law enforcement groups are waging a court battle to keep confidential.

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Advocates Hang Hopes on Hung-Up Albany Bills to Curb Aggressive Police Interrogations of Kids

While all citizens have the right to remain silent in the face of police questioning, children are often denied that privilege. Stalled state bills aimed to give youth more protection.

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NYPD Watchdog to Restart In-Person Police Interviews After Months of Stalled Probes

The city’s four police unions have scoffed at allowing their members to be questioned remotely by the Civilian Complaint Review Board during the pandemic.

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Police Say They’ll Refuse to Submit to Video Interviews for Misconduct Investigations

The Civilian Complaint Review board will start remote questioning of cops later this month, starting with protester complaints — but officer unions say don’t expect cooperation.

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Black and Hispanic Young Men Subject of Lion’s Share of NYPD Youth Misconduct Accusations, Cop Watchdog Finds

The Civilian Complaint Review Board’s first-ever report on the police department’s treatment of young people shows wide race and gender gaps in who files charges.

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Cops in NYPD Trial Accused of Harassing Bronx Kids Over ‘Frozen’ Bookbag

Two NYPD officers with a history of complaints were among officers who allegedly stopped and manhandled teens brothers over a Disney-themed backpack.

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CCRB Review of NYPD Taser Use Shows Discrepancies

A review of Taser-use complaints found cops mostly deployed them on people of color and a "significant number" of people with mental health issues.

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CCRB Probes Cops’ Detention of Brooklyn Kids on Halloween

The Civilian Complaint Review Board is investigating incident in which three boys were grilled — allegedly without being allowed to see their parents.

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Mayor’s Garner-Inspired Cop Discipline Overhaul Questioned

De Blasio’s plan to speed up internal NYPD probes could jeopardize criminal cases, say some lawyers and prosecutors — including the acting Queens DA.