Tosano Simonetti, 81, was shown the door after he and other Civilian Complaint Review Board members had increasing complaints about new Chair Richard Emery, the sources said Tuesday.
Lynch: Richard Emery, the Civilian Complaint Review Board’s newly appointed chairman, seems to have a firm grasp of how his organization rates with New York City police officers.
The city's Civilian Complaint Review Board said that allegations of police chokeholds have been undercounted. Federal budget cuts have left the city's Section 8 voucher program for affordable housing... To view the full story, click the title link.
Commissioner Bill Bratton, Mayor de Blasio's choice to lead the NYPD to a new age of transparency and discipline, turned away 25% of police misconduct findings by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, opting to ignore their recommendations for disciplining misbehaving officers. Show More Summary
In his second public meeting yesterday as chairman of the body tasked with investigating police misconduct, Richard Emery spoke frankly about how deeply flawed the Civilian Complaint Review Board really is. “It’s the very regrettable Vietnam metaphor,” Emery said. Show More Summary
New Civilian Complaint Review Board Chair Richard Emery wants the board to tabulate police abuse claims into a format where the NYPD’s brass will be immediately alerted to troubling trends among police officers.
Civil rights lawyer Richard Emery was appointed by Mayor de Blasio on Thursday as chairman of the police Civilian Complaint Review Board.
No one's watching over the city’s NYPD watchdogs. Six months into his administration, Mayor de Blasio has yet to name the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board’s new chairman, and critics are wondering if Hizzoner will ever fill the important post.
Overall stop-and-frisks, stop-and-frisk complaints, and police misconduct complaints all decreased considerably last year, according to the latest report from the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). The annual report, which you can peruse in full below, reveals that the number of stop-and-frisk complaints dropped from 1,496 in 2012 to 1,364 in 2013, a 9% decrease. [ more › ]
It's happening: The Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent police misconduct agency that was recently awarded the power to prosecute NYPD officers, is making its first prosecution for misapplied stop-and-frisk. The officer, Roman Goris, has been charged with abuse of power and using stop-and-frisk without legal authority. Show More Summary
A total of 229 police officers were disciplined in 2012, according to a report released today from the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Let's dig into the data, shall we? [ more › ]
A teenager who was beaten by police during a stop outside the Flushing YMCA is taking his case to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. On January 8th, a bystander took this video of 19-year-old Robert Jackson being struck and kicked by a group of five police officers while he screams in pain. [ more › ]
Despite being granted prosecutorial power last year, the Civilian Complaint Review Board's authority is still derived from NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. Kelly recently exercised that authority by tossing aside the CCRB's ruling that an NYPD detective used excessive force against a suspect on camera. Show More Summary
This morning the Civilian Complaint Review Board held a public hearing regarding the rules proposed this spring that give it the power, for the first time, to discipline and prosecute NYPD officers accused of wrongdoing. While the expansion...Show More Summary
What's it like working for the Civilian Complaint Review Board of New York City, which investigates complaints against the NYPD? Not so fulfilling, it turns out, as one of its investigators confesses. I often saw a deliberate short-circuiting...Show More Summary
For the second year in a row, the NYPD has stopped, questioned, and (sometimes) frisked more people than ever on the streets of NYC, while the number of people who file formal complaints with the Civilian Complaint Review Board [CCRB] has gone down. Show More Summary
A New York City police officer allegedly chose the wrong bystander to pick on during a street fight… Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Civilian Complaint Review Board, Internal Affairs...Show More Summary
The city has allocated $1.6 million to fund the revamped Civilian Complaint Review Board, which has traditionally been a toothless, opaque system that was easily dismissed by the NYPD, but will now have the power to prosecute police officers accused of wrongdoing. Show More Summary
Salt Lake City’s Police Department has disbanded its vice unit after a Civilian Complaint Review Board (sometimes they work!) report questioned the department’s tactics in combating prostitution and illegal massage parlors, citing violations of the Fourth Amendment and inadequate supervision. Show More Summary
A police union ad blasts the department's management; a sister follows a slain brother into the Corrections Department; and new rules for the Civilian Complaint Review Board.