Police Officers Rarely Disciplined by NYPD for Misconduct

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Protesters marching on Staten Island.

Critics say that for nearly a decade, the NYPD’s poor track record of disciplining officers has permitted a large percentage of cases to get dropped or go unpunished — sending the message that officers can escape consequences for wrong-doing.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency in charge of investigating complaints against the NYPD, is under new leadership and has vowed to take decisive action, so that members of the largest police department in the country will be held accountable when they break the rules.