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NYPD’s Inspector General: “Broken Windows” Policy Doesn’t Work

Posted on June23, 2016
NYPD's Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, believes in "broken windows" policing. This policy is all about targeting the low-level quality-of-life-crimes, in hopes of reducing more serious crimes. However, the NYPD's Inspector General says that this doesn't work. The Office of the Inspector General conducted an independent examination of more than 2 million quality-of-life criminal summonses and misdemeanor arrests between 2010 and 2015. During that time, the number of quality-of-life summonses dramatically declined but felony crime did not increase. The NYPD's response…
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New NYPD OIG Releases First Annual Report

Posted on April03, 2015
The New York City Police Department Office of Inspector General has released its first annual report since the office was created in 2013. The report found that 150 complaints were received by the department in 2014. Of the 150 complaints, 93 were referred to other departments including NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau and Civilian Complaint Review Board. 50 of the remaining complaints were closed because "no further action was warranted." Many of the leaders involved in the set up of the…
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Newly Created NYPD IG Asked to Review Police Misconduct

Posted on December12, 2014
The New York Police Department OIG was created last year and works at the direction of the City Council. In response to the recent death of a New York man during an arrest, the City Council has requested a probe into how the NYPD tracks, monitors, and addresses alleged abuses. Appointed in March, this will be the first known investigation for IG Philip Eure. Additionally, the City Council will also expand the Civilian Complaint Review Board to include more neighborhood…
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NYPD Inspector General to start work next week, have a staff of 43

Posted on May23, 2014
Department of Investigation commissioner Mark Peters said the IG, Phil Eure, will start work May 27 and will ultimately head up a large unit. He said Eure, who comes from a job heading Washington D.C.' s Office of Police Complaints, has begun interviewing candidates for top jobs, and both he and Eure have met with police commissioner Bill Bratton and other NYPD brass. Read the entire article at NY Daily News 
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NYPD Inspector General Plan Moves Forward, But Political Jockeying Continues

Posted on March21, 2013
The intense jockeying around the proposed law to create an NYPD inspector general continues, even after New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced on Tuesday afternoon that she had reached a "broad agreement" with its sponsors. The inspector general would have oversight of controversial police practices like stop-and-frisk. After Quinn's announcement, a spokesman for New York City Public Advocate -- and Quinn mayoral foe -- Bill de Blasio said his "line in the sand" from a press conference Tuesday…
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An Inspector General for the NYPD?

Posted on November13, 2012
"There is no need for an Inspector General in New York because crime is at an all-time low and the department is working well under its current leadership."  - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg referring to Introduction 881 -- a New York City Council bill that would create a NYPD Inspector General office with the responsibility of providing independent oversight of the NYPD as well as assessing the impact of its practices on the rights of New Yorkers. Mayor…
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