Tag: police crime
"This happens time and time again.”
According to police sources, the officer was disciplined for associating with a known felon, not for driving the vehicle into the water.
“When an officer betrays that oath, and instead uses his or her position to violate a person's constitutional rights, that officer must be held accountable."
Per department policy, both officers have been taken off patrol duty and placed on paid administrative duties while an investigation into the shooting continues.
“People at all levels of government work hard every day to serve the public and it's particularly hurtful because an incident like this stands out to erode the public’s trust.”
“The FBI will not tolerate correctional officers who violate a person’s civil rights.”
We must put a stop to systemic police brutality and the needless killings of Black people. We cannot afford to fail in this goal because lives are at stake.”
Valva was suspended without pay pending the investigation. He has served as an officer in the NYPD since 2005.
“His actions are wholly inconsistent with the values and standards the New York City Police Department expects and demands of its officers.”