A body camera pilot program at the NYPD raised a wide range of questions about how to best monitor police and community interactions, according to a report released Thursday.
While lawsuit claims aren’t necessarily legitimate, “when the data is properly gathered and analyzed, litigation data can still be used for positive, proactive improvements in policing,” Inspector General Philip K. Eure’s report said.
The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.
The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.
A former federal prosecutor who has monitored police in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade was named on Friday as the first-ever inspector general of the New York Police Department.