Adam Klasfeld @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Jun. 26, 2019 1 min read

NYC Department of Investigation:

By policy, @NYPDnews does not investigate or reprimand officers accused of using racial slurs, and has not substantiated *any* claims of biased policing since it created that complaint classification.

By the numbers:

* The public has made 2,495 complaints of biased policing.
* DOI examined 888.
* NYPD substantiated 0.

Complaints of racial slurs are not investigated if no accusation of an additional police action.

The DOI report paints a picture of an NYPD that lets officers use racist slurs with impunity.

The findings contained in @NYC_DOI's 57-page report on NYPD bias are startling, even for those cynical about the problem. It's difficult to imagine a more complete abdication by the department.

Read it here:  https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6171487-DOI-NYPD-bias-report-06-26-2019.html 

Charts: Most of the bias complaints allege racism, and most of those filing complaints are black.

DOI's report ends with 24 recommendations.

This one will be important to reporters: transparency, with investigators noting that the NYPD refuses to disclose bias information that other police departments regularly make public.


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