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NYC Mayor de Blasio & Commissioner Bratton Must be Progressive with CCRB Recommendations on Discipline of Officers that Violate Policy

The recent report of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board on the issue of the use of Chokeholds by the NYPD echoes the need for change in the disciplinary process and the refusal to discipline those officers that violate policies and procedures by NYPD management.

As a national association of Black Law Enforcement Professionals, we applaud the de Blasio administration for showing that an “Independent Civil Complaint Review Board” (CCRB) can be an effective mechanism to true transparency between law enforcement and the community they claim to serve. We encourage NYC Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton to act accordingly to the recommendations of the CCRB.

Law enforcement professionals, like government employees, are hired and paid for by the citizens of the community, and they are given the exclusive right in our society to exercise physical and deadly force if necessary, in requiring citizens to comply with the laws and their commands. Our system of government is based on checks and balances; each possessing the power to curtail the activities of the other. State and local levels use similar models to ensure those who represent the interests of the people, do so in accordance within the law and not abuse the authority they have been granted. Police departments establish policies that affect everyone in the community.

We encourage NYC Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton to act accordingly to the recommendations of the CCRB. We cannot afford to allow “Politics” to get in the way of the rights of the “People”.

Chokehold Study NYPD CCRB

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