Here's Why BuzzFeed News Is Publishing Thousands Of Secret NYPD Documents
BuzzFeed News is making public a huge cache of the New York Police Department's disciplinary records, revealing for the first time which employees have been charged with misconduct and what punishment, if any, they have received. The information is an important tool for people accused of crimes and for officers who feel they were punished excessively, but the department has fought hard to keep it secret.
The NYPD Is Arguing, Once Again, That Punishments For Police Misconduct Must Remain Secret
For decades the outcomes of the NYPD’s disciplinary hearings for officers accused of misconduct were made public. But lawyers for the NYPD argued in court Wednesday that that was a mistake and state law forces them to keep the information secret.
Responding To BuzzFeed News NYPD Investigation, Top Officials Call For Change
After revelations that New York City police officers who lie, steal, and assault people are allowed to keep their jobs, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner James O’Neill, and lawmakers said it should be easier for citizens to learn about NYPD discipline.
Secret NYPD Files: Officers Who Lie And Brutally Beat People Can Keep Their Jobs
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' lives. A BuzzFeed News investigation.
Scientists Are Calling On The American Museum Of Natural History To Cut Ties With The Mercers
“The most important asset any museum has is its credibility. This can be damaged by ties to donors and board members who are publicly known for investing in climate science obfuscation and opposing environmental solutions,” the scientists wrote in an an open letter.
Judge Blasts NYC And NYPD For Failing To Turn Over Evidence In Brutality Case
In a highly unusual step, a federal judge said that NYC’s failure to hand over evidence or investigate civil rights violations was so egregious she recommended an immediate end to the dispute in the alleged victim’s favor.
Here Are Some Of Project Veritas's Funders
BuzzFeed News has identified more than two dozen donors from around the country who gave money to Project Veritas, the “investigative reporting project” that earlier this week failed to dupe the Washington Post. Some of the donors expressed doubts about the wisdom of the sting. But none said they would end their support for the controversial organization.
Trump’s Lawyers Just Argued, Again, That A Woman's Defamation Suit Over Groping Allegations Should Be Dismissed
In response to a defamation lawsuit filed by one of the women who has accused Trump of sexual assault, his lawyers argued that he cannot be sued for expressing his “political opinion” in tweets.
The Truth About The Trump Data Team That People Are Freaking Out About
Cambridge Analytica says its “behavioral communications” techniques helped land Trump in the White House. Don’t believe it, say former campaign staffers, employees, and other GOP digital strategists. “You get a lot of snake oil like this in data work,” one said.