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A State Lawmaker Who Defended Insurance Companies Relies On Industry Contributions

A BuzzFeed News investigation found that insurers have co-opted law enforcement to intimidate and prosecute their own customers.

Kendall Taggart • 12 days ago

A Senator Questioned Why Insurance Companies Are Paying Police To Investigate Their Customers

The concerns come after BuzzFeed News revealed that dozens of people were falsely accused of felonies based in part on evidence provided by their insurers.

Kendall Taggart • One month ago

Insurance Companies Are Paying Cops To Investigate Their Own Customers

A cozy alliance between insurers and law enforcement has turned the justice system into the industry’s hired gun and left innocent customers facing prison.

Kendall Taggart • One month ago

Lawmakers Say The NYPD Commissioner Has Been MIA On Efforts To Make Police Discipline More Transparent

“Commissioner O’Neill has not reached out to my office in regard to any police transparency measures.”

Kendall Taggart • 3 months ago

The NYC Council Criticized The NYPD For Not Disciplining Officers

Following a BuzzFeed News investigation that found officers who physically attacked innocent people and lied to grand juries got to keep their jobs, the city council is now considering new laws that would increase transparency.

Kendall Taggart • 7 months ago
Kendall Taggart • 7 months ago

A Proposed Law Requires The NYPD To Examine A Way To Make The Disciplinary System More Consistent

The legislation follows a BuzzFeed News investigation that found the NYPD kept officers on the force after they committed fireable offenses, such as lying under oath and assaulting people in custody.

Kendall Taggart • 9 months ago

A Hearing About The New City Investigations Commissioner Brings Scrutiny To NYPD Oversight

One council member made the nominee promise to read a previous BuzzFeed News investigation about NYPD officers not disciplined for lying or using excessive force.

Kendall Taggart • 9 months ago

The Former Top Official Overseeing The NYPD Inspector General Shelved A Report About Officers Who Lied

Mark Peters was until recently the head of the city's Department of Investigation. He said he was fired because he published damning reports about problems on the police force and other city agencies.

Kendall Taggart • 9 months ago

This Bronx Cop Was Accused Of Lying Under Oath. The District Attorney Won't Say What It Means For The People He's Arrested.

Other public officials, advocates, and public defenders expressed outrage over the officer’s conduct.

Kendall Taggart • 10 months ago

The Cop Said He “Slipped.” The Video Shows Him Forcing An 11-Year-Old Girl To The Ground. He Wasn’t Punished.

Confidential department documents show that then–NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton shut down disciplinary proceedings. The officer has also shared Facebook posts that denigrate black people and Muslims.

Kendall Taggart • 10 months ago

The NYPD Plans To Charge At Least Nine Proud Boys And Three Leftist Protesters With Riot And Assault

The announcement comes after police were heavily criticized over the weekend for their response to the riots in New York City's streets.

Mary Ann Georgantopoulos • 11 months ago

The NYPD Officer Who Shot A Man In The Face Has Been Fired

Sgt. Ritchard Blake has been fired from the NYPD and is under investigation for possible criminal charges over the shooting.

Mike Hayes • One year ago

The NYPD Cop Who Shot A Man In The Face Has A History Of Aggression, Police Records Show

Sgt. Ritchard Blake was disciplined in 2011 for engaging “in a physical altercation,” according to secret disciplinary records previously published by BuzzFeed News.

Mike Hayes • One year ago

Cynthia Nixon Condemns The Punishment Of An NYPD Officer Who Reported Sexual Harassment

“No woman should be treated that way in the workplace, let alone one who is willing to risk their life to serve and protect our city.”

Kendall Taggart • One year ago

NYC Officials Speak Out About The Cop Who Was Punished After Reporting Sexual Harassment

“This pattern of alleged sexual harassment and victim shaming within the NYPD is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Kendall Taggart • One year ago

This NYPD Officer Reported Sexual Harassment. Then She Was Forced Into Rehab.

“I wanted the world to know what was going on inside the police department.”

Kendall Taggart • One year ago

The NYPD Announces An Independent Panel Will Review Its Disciplinary Program

BuzzFeed News found in March that the NYPD allowed officers to keep their jobs following serious acts of misconduct.

Mike Hayes • One year ago

The NYPD’s Plan To Release Anonymous Disciplinary Records Is Still On Hold

After a BuzzFeed News investigation, the NYPD said it would release limited information about police officer discipline. The union has so far blocked that from happening.

Mike Hayes • One year ago

The District Attorney Says The NYPD Isn’t Telling Prosecutors Which Cops Have A History Of Lying

“These limitations frustrate our ability, not only to prepare for trial, but to make early assessments of witness credibility.”

Mike Hayes • One year ago