At times combative, the former commander of Brooklyn's 81st Precinct testified yesterday in the stop and frisk class action lawsuit that he never approved of quotas, even when confronted with recordings of him and his supervisors ordering officers to make certain numbers.
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Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has served the city for 11 years. Mayor Bloomberg is in the final year of his third term. Next week, the legacies of both men will be tested in a major trial starting Monday over the city's stop and frisk campaign.
The case is a class action lawsuit filed in 2008 calle ... More >>
It looks like Queens District Attorney Richard Brown is taking renewed interest at the events surrounding how the NYPD wound up forcing Officer Adrian Schoolcraft into the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward for six days back in late 2009.
Last week, Leonard Levitt, who writes an internet col ... More >>
In yet another step in the ongoing fallout from the Voice's "NYPD Tapes" series, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has tapped a deputy inspector to reinvestigate allegations by Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft about misconduct in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct.
The appointment of Deputy Inspector Dan ... More >>
The NYPD has filed charges against the former commander of the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and four other supervisors for manipulating crime statistics. The charges follow a five part series in the Village Voice, which exposed the practice based on digital recordings made ... More >>
Another Brooklyn police precinct is under investigation for manipulating crime statistics, the Voice has learned.
This time, police sources say, it's the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights. So far, "numerous" officers and detectives have been grilled by the Quality Assurance Division, the NYPD u ... More >>
Citizens Crime Commission President Richard Aborn and police union president Patrick Lynch offered their takes this afternoon on the newest of the "NYPD Tapes," which reveal precinct commanders threatening to penalize officers who don't hit their quotas.
"My belief is that quotas are not go ... More >>
A new set of recordings made in April and May in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct and obtained by the Voice capture the precinct's commanders and their mid-level bosses discussing how to pressure the rank-and-file to hit their quotas.
In the new recordings, the precinct commander lashes out at under ... More >>
In the wake of the Voice's "NYPD Tapes" series, police are investigating the conduct of a precinct commander and a deputy chief in connection with events at the 81st Precinct in Brooklyn, and the decisions that led a department whistle blower to be dragged from his home in handcuffs and place ... More >>
The word, reported here yesterday in Runnin' Scared, that NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft was filing a $50 million lawsuit against the NYPD and Jamaica Hospital was picked up this morning by colleagues at other news organizations.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly's top aide Paul Browne, the department spokesman, was present when cops forcibly hauled NYPD whistleblower Adrian Schoolcraft to the Jamaica Hospital psychiatric ward, a lawsuit to be filed this week alleges.
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In the wake of the Voice's 'NYPD Tapes' series, the commanding officer of Brooklyn's 81st Precinct has been reassigned to the Bronx.
Deputy Inspector Steven Mauriello, who was heard repeatedly haranguing his cops to hit quotas and sweep people off corners, has been moved to the Bronx transit ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and City Councilman Al Vann had a tense exchange yesterday at City Hall over the fallout stemming from the Village Voice series, "The NYPD Tapes." New York Times police bureau chief Al Baker reports on the clash here.
During a City Council budget meeting, Vann, ... More >>
A group of elected officials, clergy and community board members intend to press Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to remove the commander of Bedford-Stuyvesant 81st Precinct, Deputy Inspector Steven Mauriello.
The decision to call for Mauriello's ouster came in a private meeting of local counci ... More >>
Graham Rayman's "The NYPD Tapes: Inside Bed-Stuy's 81st Precinct" chronicles hundreds of recorded hours of cops talking about their jobs between June 1, 2008, and October 31, 2009.
Here's today's outtake:
Two city council members told the Voice this week that orders given by precinct supervisors in Bedford-Stuyvesant's 81st Precinct appeared to encourage officers to violate the civil rights of local residents.
Meanwhile, a civil rights organization called on the city to investigate how NYPD q ... More >>