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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:40 PM

NYPD to adopt guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct

Source: AP

By MICHAEL R. SISAK

NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer’s union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department’s internal disciplinary system for such a penalty.

Now, the nation’s largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling on Monday a draft of a discipline matrix that will guide punishment decisions similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases. It will be adopted after a 30-day public comment period.

“We wanted to make it very, very clear that if you do certain things there are certain consequences,” said Assistant Chief Matthew Pontillo, who helped develop the disciplinary policies with the help from department officials and outside agencies.

Mayor Bill de Blasio called it a “big step forward for transparency and accountability.” Fred Davie, chair of the city’s police watchdog agency, said he was “encouraged by some of the clear standards laid out in this new set of rules.”



FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Pantaleo was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The nation's largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, a draft of a discipline matrix that will guide punishment decisions similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)


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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:46 PM

1. It Is A Start, Sir, But Much Too Mild

For instance, camera off? Fired, immediately, and any complaint of behavior while the camera was off automatically sustained, and criminal proceedings instituted if complaint is of violent assault.

There have to be serious consequences, not a few days pay. Things that make a man shiver when the mere thought of misusing his lawful powers occurs to him.

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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 03:46 PM

2. Kickin'

about time.

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