Many of the officers lied, cheated, stole, or assaulted New York City residents. At least fifty employees lied on official reports, under oath, or during an internal affairs investigation. Thirty-eight were found guilty by a police tribunal of excessive force, getting into a fight, or firing their gun unnecessarily. Fifty-seven were guilty of driving under the influence. Seventy-one were guilty of ticket-fixing. One officer, Jarrett Dill, threatened to kill someone.
The Albany Police Department couldn’t produce any policy on stops. The Nassau Police Department said they were unable to provide basic information on how many people its officers stopped or arrested. Buffalo had no provisions for transgender people in its strip search policy, and no policy to address bias or profiling by its officers. And the Syracuse Police Department had no meaningful guidance on using force, except for their Taser policy, which only exists as a result of a settlement with the NYCLU.In short: there are very few policies in place that police the police.
A much-sued NYPD sergeant has cost the department another $38,000 after the city settled a lawsuit with a Brooklyn woman who said the cop led a bogus raid on her Brownsville apartment.Evelyn Gonzalez, 51, and family friend Tray Stroman, 27, said the cop, David Grieco, even ate bananas in her home as he ransacked the apartment on April 13, before busting them on trumped up charges that were dropped before they even got to see a judge.Gonzalez, who settled for $20,000, said she was not asked to sign a consent form for the search, and when she asked if police had a warrant, she was shown a restaurant takeout flyer.