A damning report from the city's police misconduct watchdog says the NYPD has a chokehold problem.
As far as Angel Martinez was concerned, the police officer at the front desk that night wasn't much more than an inconvenience. Sure, he'd refused to take Martinez's complaint. He was even a little rude about it. But for Martinez, after a night in Queens central booking, with his face battered and w ... More >>
The new chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency charged with reviewing citizen allegations of misconduct against the NYPD, said last night that a forthcoming study would reveal "troubling" findings about the alleged use of chokeholds by police officers in the city.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent agency charged with reviewing complaints from the public about the NYPD, held its first meeting with new chair Richard Emery last night. Emery was appointed last month by Mayor Bill de Blasio -- the CCRB had been without a chair since January, som ... More >>
After a long vacancy, New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board will have a new leader at its helm. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a city hall news conference this afternoon that longtime civil-rights attorney Richard Emery will assume the chair of the agency. The CCRB is an independent bod ... More >>
Bad news if you don't like getting dehumanized: The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled 5-4 to OK strip searches for any offense. What this means: if you get booked for an offense as minor as an unpaid parking ticket, you might have to bare all for corrections officers before being admitted to jail. Y ... More >>
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