Home Tag "NYPD"

NYPD’s Bratton Highlights Plan to Reinvent Policing

At the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police annual gathering of police chiefs from around the state, police commissioner of New York City William Bratton provided his perspective on the current state of policing in the country. “The last 18 months has been a time of extraordinary challenges and opportunities for the profession,” said Bratton. “We have a new world of issues that we need to deal with, but there’s an old world of issues that are resurfacing.”

Learn more about the NYPD's focus on five strategic areas, referred to as the "5 Ts", which will guide the agency in its continued fight against crime, while at the same time bridging the gap between police and minority communities.

Unequal Disciplinary Actions for Officers After Shooting Deaths

In recent months, the news has been rife with stories about police officers shooting and killing civilians. While each incident has unique aspects, there are also commonalities. One question that remains unanswered by the law enforcement community is: If an investigation finds no criminal behavior by the victim, should disciplinary action be taken against the officer(s)? AMU professor Gary Minor examines this question and draws comparisons between two similar incidents that have very different outcomes for the officers involved.

The Ongoing Battle of Stop-and-Frisk: NYPD Faces Epic Battle Today While Detroit Police Chief Pledges to Continue Practice

One of the most controversial law enforcement topics to hit the mainstream media recently is the use of stop-and-frisk tactics.

On August 12, a federal judge ruled that the NYPD violated the Constitution with its practice of stopping and searching people suspected of criminal activity. The judge said that stop-and-frisk tactics amounted to “indirect racial profiling” by targeting blacks and Hispanics.