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NYPD's watchdog board battling Controller Scott Stringer

The NYPD's Civilian Complaint Review Board is duking it out in court with City Controller Scott Stringer.

Number Of NYPD Chokeholds Jumped In 2014

From 2009 to 2013, the civilian police oversight board received roughly 1,000 chokehold complaints and substantiated nine incidents in which chokeholds were used against citizens. But in 2014 alone, the board found that chokeholds were used at least six times, and last month they documented a seventh. [ more › ]

The NYPD’s Record On Chokeholds

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 — […]

Morning 10: Police oversight | NYS ed commish departs | Natural History addition

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.

New CCRB Website Lets You See Range Of Complaints Against NYPD

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

Following Garner death, NYPD complaints are down

Civilian complaints against New York City police are down this year, especially in the months since the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white officer, according to data obtained Friday... To view the full story, click the title link.

LAPD survey in wake of Dorner rampage finds bias complaints

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A Los Angeles Police Department review of its discipline system prompted by the Christopher Dorner rampage found widespread concerns among officers and civilians that the agency discriminates based on gender, ethnicity and rank, according to a report reviewed by The Times.

Editorial: Banning chokeholds

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.

You Say Chokehold, Cops Say Facelock

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

Morning 10: Chokehold complaints | DA-mayor meeting | Import-export bank

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.

Wanted: A CCRB that’s fair to cops

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.

Morning 10: Chokehold complaints | Housing shortfall | Credit-check ban

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.

Bratton Ignored 25% Of Police Misconduct Findings So Far This Year

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

It Slowly Dawns On NYPD Oversight Head That His Agency Is Powerless

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

Cop-stat pitched to tabulate police abuse claims

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.

Labor board orders L.A. Council to rescind pension cuts for workers

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...

Agency On "Life Support" Will Investigate NYPD Choke Holds

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

Richard Emery appointed new CCRB chairman by Mayor de Blasio

Civil rights lawyer Richard Emery was appointed by Mayor de Blasio on Thursday as chairman of the police Civilian Complaint Review Board.

De Blasio stalls on naming cop-oversight chairman

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.

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