So to speak. According to recent stats, the NYPD obeyed recommended course of action, following a civil complaint, only about 9.7 percent of the time. Somehow, we’re not surprised “New York’s finest” are rarely penalized for police brutality or misconduct.
In 2012 overall, the NYPD followed the CCRB’s recommendation in only 25 out 258 cases (9.7%). Officers received no discipline at all in 104 cases (40.3%).
The Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency responsible for investigating complaints filed against the NYPD, recommends three different courses of action, depending on how serious the case is. These include: charges, discipline and instruction. Needless to say, NYPD almost never complies.
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