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.
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.
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.
In 2019, the NYC Council passed Local Law 220 (2019), requiring the Office of Nightlife
at the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to publish a semi-annual report of
Multi-Agency Response to Community Hotspot (M.A.R.C.H.) inspections. M.A.R.C.H. is a multi-agency inspection, led by the NYPD.