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Family of Delrawn Small demands firing of NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs following meeting with CCRB

02/10/2022
Amsterdam News

Victoria Davis and Victor Dempsey, siblings of Delrawn Small, Communities United for Police Reform, and the Justice Committee are demanding that NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who killed Small in 2016, be fired. The group met with the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) regarding the case.

The city has Adams’ back…well, some of it

01/13/2022
Amsterdam News

With the Bill de Blasio era in the rearview mirror, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has quickly established himself at City Hall. But there’s a line of demarcation between what elected officials hope to get out of the next four years and what some activists expect they will get.

New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said that Adams is more than capable of handling the big problems.

New NYPD Leader Makes History After Strong First Impression

01/06/2022
NBC News

New York City’s new mayor says he picked Keechant Sewell as the city's first female police commissioner partly because of her poise in handling a mock crisis he threw at her in the interview process.

Within hours of her Jan. 1 swearing-in, Sewell was confronted with a real one: an officer shot outside a police station while sleeping in his car between shifts.

Judge Says NYPD Illegally Withheld Footage in Police Shootings

11/23/2021
ProPublica

A New York state judge ruled last week that the New York City Police Department illegally withheld body-worn footage in two police shootings, including the killing of Kawaski Trawick.

The judge said at an October hearing in the case that the NYPD had been operating in “bad faith.”

Body-worn cameras have been widely adopted by police departments over the past decade and can provide crucial evidence in misconduct cases. But like many police departments, the NYPD maintains full control over the footage, deciding what gets released and when.

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