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.
Report on Retaliatory Adverse Personnel Complaints/Annual
In Fiscal Year 2020, DOI received 30 complaints from individuals who alleged job-related retaliation or sought protection for reporting misconduct in City government – two fewer than in the prior fiscal year.
A report on the agency's efforts during the previous
quarter to implement the plan adopted pursuant to paragraph 19 (annual
plan) of Section 815(a), including details of agency's efforts to implement equal employment practices.
Findings from a DOI Investigation into the City Department of Environmental Control Board (ECB) summons enforcement and collection, which identified serious holes in the process that results in City losing out on much needed revenue.
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.
Acting Commissioner Cort said, “DOI’s Report exposes the long-standing and continuing problems with the City’s
Lifeguard Division, revealing leadership and management failures; a lack of accountability and transparency.