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The NYPD is the Nation's largest and oldest Municipal law enforcement agency. Staffing includes approx. 36,000 police officers and 19,000 civilian personnel. There are many bureaus, units, and precincts responsible for carrying out its duties. Historically, the NYPD has been beset by corruption scandals, misconduct controversies, and civil rights violations. Several mass social movements have failed to bring about reforms.

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Transparency Summary

Even after laws are changed to compel transparency at the NYPD, the NYPD have to be sued to release Government information, such as disciplinary records. The DCPI don't answer press questions in a forthcoming manner. Of the law enforcement's agency's refusal to release misconduct records, an attorney for the NYCLU has said, "By no means has the NYPD entered a new era of transparency... ."


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Recent Media

Top cop doc gets tix ‘fix’ [The New York Post]

Reforming the NYPD and Its Enablers Who Thwart Reform [New England Law Journal]

Feds Investigating Drug-Planting Allegations Involving NYPD Officers [The City]

Traffic cop sues city over ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ cards for NYPD friends and family [The Guardian]

Over 300 Cases Tied to Convicted NYPD Officers Are Tossed Out [The New York Times]

NYPD boss Keechant Sewell says bail reform law 'needs to change' [nypost.com]

New York, D.C. police open joint investigation into recent shootings ... [www.wnyc.org]

NYPD revives 'broken windows' as Adams fumes over shootings [nypost.com]

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell honored by Nassau as 'cop's cop' [www.newsday.com]

NYPD thankfully going 'back to what works' with 'broken windows' [nypost.com]

Police watchdog found 104 officers guilty of misconduct during 2020 protests, but few faced discipline [gothamist.com]

Three-year-old girl shot after leaving Brooklyn day care, NYPD says [gothamist.com]

Broken windows policing is exactly what NYC needs now [www.nydailynews.com]

Broken windows is back: NYPD announces new crackdown on quality-of-life crimes as Mayor Adams pushes police brass [www.nydailynews.com]

NYPD's Keechant Sewell in Albany to pitch tougher bail reform [nypost.com]

Mayor moving ahead on metal detectors in subway system [gothamist.com]

Unvaccinated NYPD officers get final ultimatum after exemption requests are denied [gothamist.com]

Eric Adams has only hobbled his war on crime by giving his his brother and Phil Banks top jobs [nypost.com]

Second-highest-ranking NYPD official once involved in cheating scandal, disciplinary records reveal [The New York Post]

Mayor : One Year After Death of Eric Garner, 'Summer All Out' a Success [NY1]

NYPD's 'Summer All Out program' designed to put more cops on streets [WABC-TV New York]

Adams Defends Police for Handcuffing Vendor Who Sold Mangoes in Subway [The New York Times]

NYPD Commissioner Sewell still lives on Long Island with no immediate plans to move to NYC [www.nydailynews.com]

Scandal-Scarred Deputy Mayor Cuts Commissioner Out of Loop to Meet With Police Brass [The City]

Police tried to subpoena New York Post reporter’s Twitter data to unmask leakers [The New York Daily News]

New NYC mayor Eric Adams calls 911 for an 'assault in progress' on first day on job [USA Today]

Meet the NYPD’s Most Corrupt Cop [The Daily Beast]

NYPD’s dirtiest ex-cop gets into police HQ, snaps social media pic [The New York Post]

Ex-911 head sits on board of agency under federal probe, report says [Staten Island Advance]

NYPD employee relations boss Lisa White drives workers away with ‘crazy stuff’ : sources [The New York Post]

De Blasio used NYPD to help staff run errands and for ‘political purposes’ : city probe [The New York Post]

Ex-NYPD commander accused of corruption has new life as a P.I. in Pop Smoke murder, real estate agent [The New York Post]

What a Commissioner’s Abrupt Exit Says About the N.Y.P.D. Under Adams [The New York Times]

Eric Adams Personally Asked Outgoing NYPD Commissioner Not to Discipline Top Chief, Source Tells THE CITY [www.thecity.nyc]

NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban quietly in Qatar as department braces for possible unrest [The New York Post]

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Other Resources

NYC CCRB 50-a Database


NYPD Misconduct Complaint Database

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Diana Richardson, Zellnor Myrie v. City of New York, Bill de Blasio, NYPD, et al.

Floyd v. City of N.Y. - No. 08 Civ. 1034(SAS)

Handschu Agreement (2003)

Ligon et al v. City of N.Y. et al - 12 Civ. 2274 (AT)

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Primary Sources

Former New York City Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess With Intent to Distribute Cocaine [U.S. Attorney's Office, SDNY]

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