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Matt Sledge

NYPD Oversight Board Finally Gets New Chair | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When clients encounter police misconduct, civil rights lawyer Richard Emery often does not recommend filing a complaint with the official ...

Matt Sledge

NYPD Officers Get Stop-And-Frisk Free Pass | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The NYPD is giving its officers a free pass on stop-and-frisk misconduct allegations as a result of Mayor Bill de Blasio's inaction, an ad...

Matt Sledge

New York Mayor Hasn't Appointed Key Police Oversight Leader | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio rocketed to City Hall on the promise of improving police oversight. But almost half a year after his inauguration, he...

Dead Board Awakening?

Len Levitt | Posted 06.04.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The Civilian Complaint Review Board [CCRB] has never amounted to much. Its work involves the most minor police misconduct. At best, its value is sy...

Sex, Lies and Michael Mineo

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Three cops are now on trial in Brooklyn State Supreme Court on the explosive claim of Michael Mineo, a 25-year-old admitted Crips gang member.

Putting Civilian Review Back Into the CCRB

Dan Garodnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Garodnick

The "bad old days" of crime are simply a memory, except in one respect: we are moving back to a time when the NYPD had the sole authority to police its own officers accused of misconduct.