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Fairness, discipline and the NYPD

Fairness, discipline and the NYPD
A former Emergency Service Unit cop I know, who over the course of his 25-year career had seen it all — been shot and stabbed, saved kids, been reprimanded for wearing too many medals and been given orders to shoot a polar bear in Prospect Park — had once gotten his integrity questioned by his NYPD bosses.

Yes, the board reports on unfounded and unsubstantiated complaints – including those events that never occurred – but it doesn’t routinely inform officers of those kinds of outcomes though of course, it’s understood by all that a well-intentioned person may believe that the actions of an officer were improper when they were actually appropriate.There is also little conversation around the CCRB’s released data, which actually shows that the vast majority of CCRB complaints are closed without being fully investigated or that the majority of fully-investigated CCRB complaints were either unfounded, unsubstantiated or exonerated by the CCRB’s own investigators and board members.That’s not true of course, but on paper, his record has a blemish he never had the chance to clear – just as unfounded and unsubstantiated CCRB complaints stay on all officer’s records.A former Emergency Service Unit cop I know, who over the course of his 25-year career had seen it all — been shot and stabbed, saved kids, been reprimanded for wearing too many medals and been given orders to shoot a polar bear in Prospect Park — had once gotten his integrity questioned by his NYPD bosses.

His father rose to the rank of lieutenant in the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit.As for that ESU cop who had his integrity questioned by his bosses in blue?

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