NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A prominent lawyer with a civil rights background has been named to lead the civilian panel that reviews misconduct complaints against NYPD officers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that Richard Emery will chair the Civilian Complaint Review Board. The former chairman stepped down last winter.
Emery is a former New York Civil Liberties Union lawyer. More recently, he has represented clients that include one of the former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape.