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06.30.15 Liam Mathews

Commissioner Bill Bratton went before the City Council yesterday to plead his case that fuck what y’all say, the NYPD is still gonna choke people and pretty much just keep doing everything it’s been doing. The New York Times reports that while the NYPD is willing and poised to change the language of its chokehold […]

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05.15.15 Liam Mathews

The Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City government’s ombudsmen for citizens who claim to have been mistreated by police, released its annual report for 2014 on Thursday. Some notable findings include a high number of complaints about police putting people in chokeholds and filing false official statements. In July of 2014, Officer Daniel Pantaleo […]

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01.12.15 Prachi Gupta

As the city is still reeling from a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white NYPD officer in the death of unarmed black man Eric Garner in December, a new report on excessive force by the NYPD’s inspector general finds that the NYPD and the independent review board are often not on the same […]

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11.13.14 Amy K. Nelson

The death of Eric Garner has sparked a public debate on the use of chokeholds — banned since 1993 by the NYPD — by police in this city. On Thursday, the NYC council will introduce a bill that would make them illegal. That’s not sitting well with Mayor Bill de Blasio, who told reporters on […]

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09.08.14 Amy K. Nelson

The 66-year-old police commissioner of New York City Bill Bratton testified in front of city council on Monday morning and he did little to assuage the perception that anything within his department is in need of major reform. The session at City Hall was called to address changes needed within Bratton’s department and was in direct response to […]

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