Keep it in the closet: The fight over misconduct records

August 21, 2020
Amsterdam News

...the Center for Constitutional Rights and the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP, on behalf of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR), filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit to block misconduct records from being made public.

It’s a victory for groups like NYCLU and CPR. However, the unions have continued to fight against police misconduct being made public and want to pull the virtual curtain back over the records. Many of these misconduct complaints are filed through the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB). The agency’s investigation requires the cooperation of the New York Police Department, and facts are made public only when the police want them to be made public. ...

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August 21, 2020