Police Officers Rarely Disciplined by NYPD for Misconduct

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Protestors in Staten Island calling for justice for Eric Garner and police accountability march with their hands up down Bay Street. Protesters marching on Staten Island. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

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.


David L. Lewis


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Mike from Williamsburg

If police officers faced discipline for their misconduct, that would hurt morale.

Aug. 27 2014 09:25 AM

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