In 2019, DOI continued its commitment to protecting New York City from corruption, fraud, waste, and abuse and rooting out municipal corruption through arrests, investigations, and recommendations for agency reforms.
DOI's statistics for Calendar Yearend (“CY”) 2020, demonstrate the consequential impact that COVID-19 had on the ability to conduct investigations, advance criminal matters in the courts, and generate complaints into the agency.
In May 2020, a Minneapolis Police Officer killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man. As a result people across the country and New York City engaged in mass protests. Some protests triggered violent confrontations between police and protesters and allegations police used excessive tactics.
Annual summary report on findings from all investigations, reviews, studies, audits and other activities of the DOC, including (a) a description of all significant findings from the investigations, reviews, studies, and audits conducted in the preceding year; (b) a description of the recommendations for corrective action made in the preceding year; (c) an identification of each recommendation described in previous annual reports on which corrective action has not been implemented or completed; and (d) the number of open investigations, reviews, studies, or audits that have been open, as of the close of the preceding calendar year, for a time period of (1) six months up to and including one year, (2) more than one year up to and including two years, (3) more than two years up to and including three years, and (4) more than three years
Report regarding the issuance of parking permits and enforcement of parking laws including 1. an analysis of reports submitted pursuant to subdivision b of this section; 2. any patterns or trends relating to the enforcement of parking laws, and the use of parking permits; and 3. recommendations related to the enforcement of parking laws, the use of parking permits, and the issuance of parking permits
Report on the investigations and recommendations made in Calendar Year
2020 and the status of previously made recommendations that have not yet been fully adopted by the NYPD. It outlines those recommendations and analyzes the extent to which NYPD has adopted or rejected DOI's proposals for reform.
Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department issued a report examining how NYPD’s body-worn camera (“BWC”) footage
is used by the five agencies in New York City that oversee and monitor police accountability.
DOI, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigative Division and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of the Inspector General, launched a joint investigation into lead paint abatement practices at NYCHA.