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We’re Publishing Thousands of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret for Decades

Posted on AllSides July 26th, 2020
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Until last month, New York state prohibited the release of police officers’ disciplinary records. Civilians’ complaints of abuse by officers were a secret. So were investigators’ conclusions. The public couldn’t even know if an officer was punished.

The New York City police officer whose use of a prohibited chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner in 2014 had a record of misconduct. Garner’s last words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The city investigator who revealed the existence of the...

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https://www.propublica.org/article/nypd-civilian-complaint-review-board-editors-note

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