In this follow-up report to its 2001 report, The New York City Police Department's Non-IAB Proactive Integrity Programs, the Commission noted some improvement in several areas of PMU’s performance and made recommendations to strengthen the monitoring efforts of PMU.
The Commission evaluated IAB's Corruption Prevention Division, the Voluntary Assistance and Operative Units, the IAB debriefing program, and the Department's "policy of inclusion," which provided that precinct commanding officers be informed of allegations against members within their precinct.
The annual report details its activities for this past year. It also includes follow-up reviews of recommendations made in Commission studies, including the Department's ongoing handling of off-duty misconduct cases and discipline of officers who have made false official statements.
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.
This study involved the review of approximately 80 closed Internal Affairs Bureau ("IAB") investigations and found that as a general matter, IAB performed its investigations in a reliable and competent manner.
This study reported on IAB's Command Center, the Department's 24-hour hotline, operated by IAB that is designed to take complaints from civilians and Department personnel against members of the service.
This study examined the effectiveness of IAB's own internal quality control procedures. The Commission found that the Investigative Review Unit effectively reviewed closed cases but could enhance its function by providing more explanations in its written review of investigations.
In this report, the Commission analyzed the Department's Applicant Processing Division's ("APD") background investigation process and compared various statistics compiled and supplied by the Department regarding the academic and disciplinary performances of the prior six Police Academy classes.
This report details its activities for the past year. The annual report also includes follow-up reviews of recommendations made in Commission studies, including the Department's ongoing handling of off-duty misconduct cases and discipline of officers who have made false official statements.
The Commission's report found that the penalties in a number of cases involving false statements were insufficient, and with some exceptions, the penalties for false statements generally did not involve termination.
This report analyzed disciplinary cases involving probationary police officers. New officers serve a probationary period of two years and during this period may be dismissed without a Department trial.
This survey involved the interview of 40 former Internal Affairs Bureau members. The study revealed that most investigators found their IAB experience to be positive and that they believed IAB conducted high quality investigations.
In this study, the Commission evaluated the effectiveness of non-IAB groups, both at the headquarters level and at the command and borough levels, in proactively identifying and deterring misconduct and corruption.
The Commission examined the qualifications, training, and supervision of the Department Advocates and evaluated how disciplinary cases were prosecuted, including the preparation and presentation of cases in the Department's trial rooms and at the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH).
This report examined the role of Integrity Control Officers (ICOs) within the NYPD's anti-corruption systems. It found that the role of the ICO was an important one in identifying corruption problems at the precinct level.
The Commission, since its inception, in accordance with its Executive Order, releases annual reports detailing its activities for each past year, including a review of IAB investigations and a review of disciplinary cases including those involving false statements and serious off-duty misconduct