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Diamonds, Dinners and 'Rats': The NYPD's Political Gangsters

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime
Josmar Trujillo

If the NYPD has nothing to hide then a deeper and more transparent gaze into what makes the department tick shouldn't be a problem. A federal investigation alone does little in this regard, playing out behind the scenes and scrutinizing only a handful of cops.

Chicago Police Probe Could Expose How We Fail To Punish Bad Cops

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials hope the broad federal civil rights probe of the Chicago Police Department launched Monday will eventually ...

Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

When I set foot inside a McDonald's in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 13, 2014, I had never been arrested and I'd never had a real complaint...

Police Accountability After Ferguson

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime
Deborah Jacobs

Improving policing in departments with entrenched cultures has proven a challenging endeavor. Departmental culture plays a defining role in how police officers conduct their work, and it flows from the top, or, as they say, rots from the head.

COP FIGHT: 'Do You Know Who The F--k I Am?' (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Florida are reportedly investigating a traffic stop that led to a scuffle between a Miami cop and -- unbeknownst to him at the time -- ...

Another NYPD Officer Present During Biker Attack

| Posted 10.10.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss NEW YORK — Another NYPD officer has come out of the shadows to admit he was riding with the motorcycle road-rage mob that attacke...

Should Police Misconduct Be Public?

Civil Beat | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

Eighteen years ago former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano let bad cops off the hook when he allowed county police officers who got in trouble to remain anony...

Hoping for a Finer State of Internal Affairs for Newark's Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 11.13.2011 | Crime
Deborah Jacobs

In the year since the ACLU of New Jersey sent a battery of grievances to the Department of Justice asking it to investigate the Newark Police Department, a few things have happened.

CPD Faces Layoffs, Reassignments And Restructuring

Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago

A combination of reassignments and the elimination of several command positions will “trim the fat on executive staff” at the Chicago Police Depar...

Culture Shock in the Police Department: How the Newark Police Processed an Officer's Sexual Assault Allegation

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York
Deborah Jacobs

The culture of a police department determines the extent of misconduct, and this certainly applies to Newark, NJ.

Ray Kelly: Controlling From the Grave

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

True, it's important to have a succession plan in place for a catastrophe. But why is Ray Kelly writing an obituary to himself and memorializing his successors in roles that will never happen?

Denver Police Beating; ACLU Wants Denver

The Denver Post | Christopher N. Osher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to persuade Denver police to reopen an internal affairs investigation into whether officers racially prof...

A Petition for Justice in the Newark Police

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah Jacobs

Today we petitioned the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Newark Police Department, building a case for the federal agency to end the entrenched patterns of police abuse.

The Trouble With Eddie

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Internal Affairs Bureau's Group One, which investigates ranking officers and sensitive situations, is now scrutinizing Lieut. Eddie Maldonado over his upscale moonlighting, sources say.