Civilian Complaint Review Board
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka on Tuesday announced what he called the first step in reforming a problem-plagued police force, with the creation of a civilian complaint review board, the first in the city’s history.
The city’s new inspector general for police says the NYPD and an independent agency probing excessive force claims are not consistent in how they decide officers should be held accountable in using barred chokeholds.
Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down, according to the data by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
New York City’s police watchdog agency has a new web application to make it easier to track the status of complaints.
The report said that only 10 cases out of 1,100 complaints were substantiated over the past 5 1/2 years. The worst discipline dished out was the loss of 10 vacation days.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that Richard Emery will chair the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
Friday’s clash of the two political titans came as the mayor is furiously trying to derail a council bill to have an inspector general monitor one the of the Police Department’s signature crime fighting tools: stop and frisk.
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna is said to be the officer who used pepper spray on women who were already cordoned off by a mesh barrier in Union Square.
Zuccotti Park is protest city. Demonstrators have been pouring in since the “Occupy Wall Street” began over a week ago.
The commissioner won’t say whether the cop was justified, but he did describe the protesters’ behavior leading up to the incident as “tumultuous conduct.”
The then 21-year-old woman filed a complaint against Moreno and Mata, accusing them of using abusive and sexist language when she tried to report a theft in August 2008.
According to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, there were 3,314 complaints against the NYPD from January through June 2010. In the first half of 2009, there were 4,017.