Kathleen Horan, Reporter, WNYC News
Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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.