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.
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 civilian employee set a fire that caused $400 million in damage to a Navy submarine because he was suffering from anxiety and wanted to get out of work early, Navy investigators said in a complaint filed Monday.
The Guardian reports that the British military is increasingly relying on drone attacks, firing more than 280 Hellfire missiles at insurgents. Human Rights Watch claims the system for civilian complaints is ‘nonsense’ as it relies on Afghans making official complaints to bases if people they know are wrongly killed. Any incident involving civilian casualties is [...]
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.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board [CCRB] has never amounted to much. Its work involves the most minor police misconduct. At best, its value is symbolic...
While it is estimated that over 19,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military in 2010, a rate far higher than among civilians, the government has failed systematically to investigate complaints, appropriately punish perpetrators, and treat trauma and other health conditions suffered by survivors. Show More Summary
NYPD’s civilian review board will finally get some teeth. The civilian board that reviews complaints of NYPD misconduct will get the power to prosecute those allegations in departmental trials — except in certain cases, officials said Tuesday. Currently, the Civilian Complaint Review Board investigates complaints it receives, but refers substantiated cases to the NYPD for [...]
One Police Plaza: Fire safety for Passover; no word on a grand jury on a police shooting; and seeking a new executive director for the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board [CCRB] has been given the power to prosecute NYPD officers suspected of wrongdoing, according to an agreement reached by the City Council, the Mayor, and the NYPD Commissioner. The change has been described as a "milestone in the history of civilian police oversight in New York City," in the words of Daniel D. Show More Summary
After a two-year pilot program where the Civilian Complaint Review Board's independent attorneys prosecuted a small number of non-criminal cases involving alleged police misconduct in the NYPD ranks, the agency will now for the first time investigate, hear misconduct claims, prosecute, and levy punishments. Previously, the CCRB reviewed misconduct allegations ... More »
The actions of the NYPD officer seen punching protester Felix Rivera-Pitre in the face during last Friday's Occupy Wall Street protests are officially under investigation. According to the Guardian, the New York Civilian Complaint Review Board is looking into Deputy Inspector Johnny Cardona's use of force. Show More Summary