The president’s result came after he spent months playing down the severity of the outbreak that has killed more than 207,000 in the United States and hours after insisting that “the end of the pandemic is in sight.”
The payout ends a two-year saga that began when Johanna Pagan-Alomar was arrested June 7, 2018, after she asked Officers Theresa Lustica and Konti Markvukaj why they were handcuffing her friend.
Eric UmanskyA woman lost her eye after an NYPD officer apparently punched her in the eye with a handcuff key.
The city recently settled for $1.25 million.
The NYPD still maintains the officer's use of force was "neither excessive nor unnecessary.”
The NYPD has regularly failed to turn over key records and videos to police abuse investigators at New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board. “This just seems like contempt,” said the now-retired judge who ordered the NYPD to use body cameras.
Eric UmanskyThe NYPD has been undermining investigations into police abuse
It‘s been withholding records even though the law *requires* NYPD to cooperate
@BilldeBlasio has declined to get involved
But he *has* told the civilian oversight agency it’s having $ cut
Eric UmanskyNew from me: The NYPD has been undermining investigations into police abuse.
They aren’t giving civilian investigators critical records or body worn camera footage
“This just seems like contempt,” said former fed judge who order NYPD to use the cameras.
Internal NYPD files show that hundreds of officers who committed the most serious offenses — from lying to grand juries to physically attacking innocent people — got to keep their jobs, their pensions, and their tremendous power over New Yorkers'...
Eric UmanskyBTW, Buzzfeed did *amazing* work a couple of years ago unveiling a whole tranche of NYPD discipline records.
at least 50 NYPD employees who lied under oath
38 who used excessive force
...none of whom were seriously disciplined.
After New York state repealed a law that kept NYPD disciplinary records secret, ProPublica obtained data from the civilian board that investigates complaints about police behavior. Use this database to search thousands of allegations.
Eric Umansky*This* is what police unions have been fighting to keep secret:
-34 current NYPD officers have had *40 or more* abuse allegations against them.
-303 officers have had *five or more* allegations substantiated.
See for yourself