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.
The Department of Investigation’s (“DOI”) Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (“OIG-NYPD”) issued a Report today examining how NYPD’s body-worn camera (“BWC”) footage is used by five agencies in New York City that oversee and monitor police accountability.
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'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 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.
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 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 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.
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.