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.
A five-member panel that handles labor complaints at Los Angeles City Hall handed a stinging defeat to the city's political leaders on Monday, voting to strike down Los Angeles' bid to rein in retirement costs for civilian employees...
After the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner at the hands of police last week, the organization charged with adjudicating civilian complaints against the NYPD says it will review the more than 1,000 incidents in which New Yorkers say officers illegally used choke holds. Show More Summary
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
(WASHINGTON) — President Barack Obama says long-standing views that federal workers are lazy or don’t do important work have contributed to the government shutdown. Some 800,000 civilian government employees were idled when the shutdown began Oct. 1, but about 350,000 civilian Defense Department workers were recently called back to work. Show More Summary
The video of an airstrike on the Afghani village of Garani that killed as many as 60 civilians has been a loose thread in the story of WikiLeaks. Army private Bradley Manning, now known as Manning, admitted earlier this year to leaking the video file to Assange’s secret-spilling group. But WikiLeaks never published it. Now [...]
Despite laws protecting the civilian jobs of National Guard members and reservists, more than 15,000 troops since 2001 have had to fight for their employment rights through official complaints, resulting in tedious and sometimes expensive disputes, a News21 investigation shows.& …
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A military judge in the case of a U.S. soldier who pleaded guilty to slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians declined to dismiss the prosecution team on Wednesday, despite defense complaints that keeping the team on could preju...
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 › ]
Having taken over some of the civilian government in the Syrian city of Raqqa, al-Qaeda is ready to hear from the public. "Anyone who might have a complaint against any element of the Islamic state, whether the Emir"—a leadership position—"or an ordinary soldier, can come and submit their...
Gun? Check. Badge? Check. Mini Camera? Check. These days, many police departments are turning to mini cams to capture full details of officers’ interactions with civilians. And in one California city, reported results have bordered on miraculous. Show More Summary
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
BART will host a community meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to explain its new ways for handling public complaints and concerns about transit police.