NYPD in Hot Water....3 Years Later
- An alarming number of New York police officers are performing unconstitutional "stop and frisks," despite court orders to end the practice three years ago.
A report that reviewed hundreds of New York Police Department street stops in 2015 found that in almost a third of the cases, the officer failed to document the suspicion that prompted the stop.
In practically every instance, the officer's supervisor signed off on the officer's paperwork and noted there was "sufficient basis for the stop, frisk or search."
The problem persists because officers aren't being properly taught about the department's reforms,according to the report, which was released Tuesday by federal monitor Peter Zimroth.
That isn't surprising seeing how the ISR roll-out is going here. We haven't gotten straight answers at training, we keep getting different answers from different people since the training is so inconsistently applied across the board, we've got bosses and the mayor screaming for more "citizen contacts" completely ignoring the fact that 80% of the Department isn't trained and the "quotas" they won't put on paper are the exact thing that got the Department in trouble in the first place.
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