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 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 …
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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