Last year, Officer Jason Van Dyke, who had already received 17 civilian complaints in his career, shot Chicago teenager Laquan McDonald a whopping 16 times, killing him on the spot. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Two cops abused their authority during the arrest of NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board found.
Police officers involved in the April altercation that cost Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha the rest of the 2014-15 season reportedly acted unlawfully. According to Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN.com, the Civilian Complaint Review Board—which...Show More Summary
Unsurprising, but still worth noting: The ubiquity of surveillance and cell-phone cameras is making it much easier to prove when the police have done something wrong.In a newly released report, the Civilian Complaint Review Board — the agency tasked with investigating allegations of NYPD misconduct — announced that it substantiated... More »
A police watchdog panel in New York City has ruled the officers who arrested retired tennis player James Blake as part of a credit card fraud sting used excessive force. The Civilian Complaint Review Board, a watchdog agency for the NYPD, conducted an investigation and substantiated the claims made by the 35-year-old athlete, who was apprehended […]
An NYPD captain pleaded guilty before the Civilian Complaint Review Board on Thursday to pointing his gun at two innocent boys as they were playing tag on their Brooklyn block...
An independent investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that the NYPD used excessive force when officers wrongly arrested former tennis player James Blake in September while conducting a credit card fraud sting. Read more...
The Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent city agency that assesses claims of police misconduct, has substantiated an excessive force claim filed against Officer James Frascatore, who tackled retired tennis star James Blake to the ground in plainclothes last month. [ more › ]
An independent watchdog agency has confirmed James Blake's claim of mistreatment at the hands of the NYPD. The Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended that Officer James Frascatore be suspended or dismissed for using excessive force in his arrest of the ex-tennis pro. However, the recommendation is just that: advisory. Commissioner... More »
Tennis star James Blake says New York City's police watchdog has substantiated a complaint against officers Blake said tackled him during a mistaken arrest. Blake filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board against officers James Frascatore and Daniel Herzog, alleging they used excessive...
The Civilian Complaint Review Board substantiated the charge of excessive force against Officer James Frascatore and recommended departmental charges that can lead to suspension or dismissal.
There's probably not much the NYPD will like about the latest CCRB (Civilian Complaint Review Board) report, but then again, the CCRB isn't really there to serve up the sort of stuff it likes. What it will discover is that some formShow More Summary
James Frascatore, the plainclothes NYPD officer who tackled retired tennis star James Blake to the ground outside of his midtown hotel on Wednesday afternoon and handcuffed him without explantation, has a lengthy record of civilian complaints, according to a WNYC police misconduct investigation from last winter. [ more › ]
VICE News is closely watching policing in America. Check out the Officer Involved blog here. For many years, New York's Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) — the agency that investigates complaints against NYPD officers — was a dysfunctional and notoriously inefficient kangaroo court that rarely reprimanded cops. Show More Summary
More cops are being nailed for misconduct or excessive force thanks to civilians armed with cellphones, according to a new report by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The CCRB said...
The New York Times reports that the Department of Defense Inspector General Office is investigating complaints from at least one civilian Defense Intelligence Agency analyst that military officials provided overly-optimistic intelligence...Show More Summary
A Staten Island judge has denied the Civilian Complaint Review Board's request for testimony heard by the grand jury that declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo?the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold in Staten Island last summer. [ more › ]
Since the United Nations established a peacekeeping force in the strife-torn Central African Republic last year, civilians in that country have lodged at least 13 complaints of sexual abuse against peacekeepers. Just last week, three U.N. soldiers were accused of raping two women and a child. Earlier...
Last Thursday, the Civilian Complaint Review Board ruled that four NYPD officers from Sunset Park's 72nd Precinct used excessive force last September when they violently arrested five residents, one of whom, Sandra Amezquita, was five months pregnant. Show More Summary
The NYPD sergeant who pushed a handcuffed 14-year-old through the window of a Bronx hookah bar could face disciplinary charges now that the Civilian Complaint Review Board has determined he used excessive force. Sgt. Eliezer Pabon nearly...Show More Summary