New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) Chair Fred Davie issued the following statement on Thursday applauding the New York City Council for passing legislation aimed at reforming police accountability.
“The New York City Council’s series of reforms is a big step in the right direction for increasing transparency and accountability within the NYPD. Credit is due to the tireless work of activists, advocates, and protesters who have marched over the past three weeks and in the years before that.
“Leaders citywide must keep listening to the people who are calling out, and have been calling out, for change. Today’s package of reforms, like the repeal of New York Civil Rights Law Section 50-a last week, will help yield a more accountable police force in New York City. In particular, it is my hope that the NYPD’s adoption of a disciplinary matrix will increase the Department’s concurrence with the CCRB’s disciplinary recommendations and ensure more officers who commit misconduct are held accountable.
“I look forward to continued partnership with elected officials and activists as we work together on police reform in New York.”
About New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board
The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) is the largest police oversight entity in the nation and is empowered to investigate, mediate, prosecute, and recommend disciplinary action for complaints alleging misconduct by NYPD officers. See NYC Charter § 440(c)(1).
The agency’s jurisdiction includes excessive and unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, and use of offensive language.
To further this mission, CCRB issues monthly, biannual, and special statistical and qualitative reports analyzing trends and recurring issues arising from the many thousands of civilian complaints it receives each year.