Sgt. Ritchard Blake has been fired from the NYPD and is under investigation for possible criminal charges over the shooting.
Sgt. Ritchard Blake was disciplined in 2011 for engaging “in a physical altercation,” according to secret disciplinary records previously published by BuzzFeed News.
“No woman should be treated that way in the workplace, let alone one who is willing to risk their life to serve and protect our city.”
“This pattern of alleged sexual harassment and victim shaming within the NYPD is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
“I wanted the world to know what was going on inside the police department.”
BuzzFeed News found in March that the NYPD allowed officers to keep their jobs following serious acts of misconduct.
After a BuzzFeed News investigation, the NYPD said it would release limited information about police officer discipline. The union has so far blocked that from happening.
“These limitations frustrate our ability, not only to prepare for trial, but to make early assessments of witness credibility.”
"I never thought these changes would happen."
The unusual request came as BuzzFeed News was preparing to release thousands of secret disciplinary records.
BuzzFeed News is making public a huge cache of the New York Police Department's disciplinary records, revealing for the first time which employees have been charged with misconduct and what punishment, if any, they have received. The information is an important tool for people accused of crimes and for officers who feel they were punished excessively, but the department has fought hard to keep it secret.
Officers' names. Disciplinary charges. Punishments. This huge trove of secret disciplinary records is available and searchable for the first time.
For decades the outcomes of the NYPD’s disciplinary hearings for officers accused of misconduct were made public. But lawyers for the NYPD argued in court Wednesday that that was a mistake and state law forces them to keep the information secret.
The community outcry comes days after a BuzzFeed News investigation revealed that the NYPD let hundreds of officers who lied, stole, and assaulted New Yorkers keep their jobs.
After revelations that New York City police officers who lie, steal, and assault people are allowed to keep their jobs, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, and lawmakers said it should be easier for citizens to learn about NYPD discipline.
Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep their jobs, their pensions, and their tremendous power over New Yorkers' lives. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
“The most important asset any museum has is its credibility. This can be damaged by ties to donors and board members who are publicly known for investing in climate science obfuscation and opposing environmental solutions,” the scientists wrote in an an open letter.
In a highly unusual step, a federal judge said that NYC’s failure to hand over evidence or investigate civil rights violations was so egregious she recommended an immediate end to the dispute in the alleged victim’s favor.
A New York state judge will hear arguments Tuesday about whether a defamation suit brought by a woman who says Trump groped her can proceed.
The connection between the Mercer family and the controversial activist group recently busted for an undercover sting has not previously been documented.