An NYPD officer who was accused of using "potentially deadly force" while beating and shoving a 24-year-old art student for urinating on a building in 2012 has been docked 10 vacation days, after the Civilian Complaint Review Board found the cop violated police rules. [ more › ]
The NYPD's Civilian Complaint Review Board is duking it out in court with City Controller Scott Stringer.
German Lopez voxplains a new set of findings: The report, by the NYPD inspector general, looked at 10 cases involving chokeholds between 2009 and 2014. The Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended the most serious penalty in nine of 10 cases, but the NYPD reduced the punishment to lesser penalties — or none at all — […]
The City Council ordered the Police Department's inspector general to investigate how the NYPD deals with abusive police conduct and expanded the Civilian Complaint Review Board. John King Jr., the... To view the full story, click the title link.
The Civilian Review Complaint Board (CCRB), the city agency that oversees complaints of police brutality, launched a new online mapping feature that allows NYers to see the number of complaints filed against the police, per week and by type. Show More Summary
The Civilian Complaint Review Board and the NYPD are moving to both clarify the definition of a banned chokehold and to reinforce that cops may use the maneuver only in life-threatening circumstances.
The definition of chokehold has become so narrow in recent years that the Civilian Complaint Review Board, which reviews allegations of police brutality, has miscategorized at least 156 allegations of chokeholds as a justifiable "use...Show More Summary
The city's Civilian Complaint Review Board said that chokehold complaints against police spiked from July 2013 through June 2014, and that offenders often go unpunished. New York City's five district... To view the full story, click the title link.
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