New records show that investigators allowed police misstatements to stand, despite having body-camera video to disprove them.
The charge of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon carries a statutory maximum of 20 years in federal prison.
Civilian investigators found that officers engaged in serious misconduct, including hitting one boy with a car, pointing a gun at another and wrongly arresting three teens. Then the NYPD intervened.
A New York state judge said the NYPD was operating in “bad faith” when it denied requests to release body-worn camera footage from the killing of Kawaski Trawick.
“It appears that GPD responding officers and others may not have responded appropriately.”
“Today we provide the people of New York City an important tool for accountability when law enforcement violates their rights.”
Emails show New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board leaders discouraged staff from confronting the NYPD about a lack of cooperation on abuse investigations.
A retired New York Police Department (NYPD) officer and former Marine was charged Tuesday for his participation in the Capitol riots on Jan. 6.
The council has announced a package of bills to reshape the NYPD and improve officer accountability. A City Council member cited a “direct line” from ProPublica’s coverage to the proposals.