Statement From Police Commissioner Dermot Shea

Published on June 09, 2020, 5:00 pm
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As I have pledged to do, I want to share additional information regarding a troubling incident involving a member of the department related to demonstration activity that the NYPD is actively investigating.  

As part of our obligation to provide accountability when officers fail to reflect the high standards we set, the NYPD is taking action regarding an episode in recent days that raises serious concerns. While the investigation is still ongoing, there is no doubt in my mind that based on the seriousness of what we’ve seen in recent days, transparency is critical.

Below is an update regarding an investigation:

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the door of an unmarked NYPD vehicle was opened on a street in Brooklyn, striking a protestor. IAB has concluded its investigation and the officer is currently on modified duty. This case has been referred to the Department Advocate for disciplinary action. 

There are other matters that we are actively investigating and we will continue to be transparent as the process continues.

Dermot Shea
Police Commissioner

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