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.
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.
This Prison System Has Severely Limited The Books And Fresh Food That Can Be Sent To Inmates
A new program piloted this year in some New York prisons is requiring inmates' loved ones to purchase care package items from preselected vendors. UPDATE: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state's Department of Corrections to "rescind its flawed pilot program."
Murder Convictions Overturned, Two Men Are Immediately Seized By ICE
Prosecutors tossed the murder convictions of two men, Gabriel Solache and Arturo Reyes, who claim they were coerced by a disgraced Chicago police detective into confessing to crimes they didn't commit. But before they could be set free, immigration agents arrested them.
Exonerated Man Who Mike Pence Wouldn't Pardon Sues Police Over Wrongful Conviction
A 50-year-old Indiana man who spent 10 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has sued, claiming that police framed him. Earlier this year, Keith Cooper, whom Mike Pence declined to exonerate while he was governor, became the first person in Indiana history pardoned for innocence.