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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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11.21.14 Prachi Gupta

A disturbing new video shows an NYPD officer beating an alleged farebeater over the head with a nightstick — a move that’s “against department policy,” reports PIX11. The incident, which took place around 8 PM at the Myrtle Avenue (Broadway) J/M/Z station. The video begins with the officer pinning 20-year-old Donovan Lawson against a wall, […]

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10.23.14 Prachi Gupta

An NYPD officer has been stripped of his gun and badge after a video surfaced of him kicking a fellow cop in the head, reports DNAinfo. The plainclothes officer ran onto the scene as reinforcement while two other cops held down an alleged fare-beater. He mistook the officer for the suspect, however, before he delivered […]

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10.07.14 Marina Galperina

In surveillance footage obtained by  DNAinfo, a police officer is seen pistol-whipping a surrendering teenager in the face. The 16-year-old suspect Kahreem Tribble had allegedly ditched a bag containing weed and lead police on “a brief chase” in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. As he stops running to surrender, Officer Tyrane Isaac punches him in the face. […]

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08.20.14 Sophie Weiner

In three instances where inmates on Rikers Island were beat to death, none of the guards responsible are facing criminal charges reports the AP. The families of victims Angel Ramirez, Clarence Mobley and Ronald Spear have all sued the prison and two have settled, but it’s proven almost impossible to charge correctional officers criminally, according to lawyers […]

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09.11.12 Andy Cush

In the above video, we see 19-year-old Luis Solivan on the floor of his family apartment, with two NYPD officers on top of him, as one officer repeatedly punches him in the face. The violent, upsetting footage may play a crucial role in Solivan’s recently-filed lawsuit against the city, which alleges that the officers used […]

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