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.
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A grand jury has indicted a Baltimore cop seen in body-camera footage placing drugs at an alleged crime scene. The person charged with a drug offense in the case almost pleaded guilty before the video surfaced.
According to the complaint, the victim was forced to leave school and move to a different town. Her alleged 17-year-old attacker is facing felony charges, but only served a one-day suspension from school.
A new program piloted this year in some New York prisons is requiring inmates' loved ones to purchase care package items from preselected vendors. UPDATE: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state's Department of Corrections to "rescind its flawed pilot program."
The president's tweet came after the White House said Breitbart should get rid of the former top Trump strategist.
Prosecutors tossed the murder convictions of two men, Gabriel Solache and Arturo Reyes, who claim they were coerced by a disgraced Chicago police detective into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. But before they could be set free, immigration agents arrested them.
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Akayed Ullah with terrorism following the attack on the NYC subway.
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The DOJ says that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate violated the conditions of his supervised release by possessing a weapon.
Logan Mott was on the run for at least two days before he was stopped trying to leave the US on Friday night.
The 58-year-old Virginia man is charged with fatally shooting his wife and two others on Thanksgiving Day at their home.
A 50-year-old Indiana man who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has sued, claiming that police framed him. Earlier this year, Keith Cooper, whom Mike Pence declined to exonerate while he was governor, became the first person in Indiana history pardoned for innocence.
Ahmad Khan Rahimi was found guilty by a jury on all counts in Manhattan federal court Monday. He faces a sentence of life in prison.