New York Police Department Denies Quotas, but New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Convinced They Exist – U.S. Politics Today – News Media Monitoring

Posted: April 2, 2011 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

NEW YORK, NY — A Brooklyn jury recently ruled that New York Police Department quotas are real, and they definitely motivate and affect NYPD officers’ arrests. New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman is unsurprised by the jury declaration. The NYPD has been involved with allegations of quotas and police misconduct for years.

What is unusual is that indisputable proof of NYPD higher-ups encouraging the use of quotas now exists. This proof includes recordings of station meetings, leaked documents, and statements from disgruntled officers.

The potentially ground-breaking decision came in a civil trial brought by Carolyn Bryant, 46, who sued the NYPD for injuring her during a 2006 arrest. During the police brutality in New York City related trial, there was a question posed to the jury of whether the police had a policy “regarding the number of arrests officers were to make that violated plaintiff’s constitutional rights and contributed to her arrest.” The panel of six individuals said, “Yes.”

Requiring NYPD officers to conduct a certain number of arrests each month can increase the frequency of civil rights violations in New York. Police who are pressured to meet certain goals can end up stopping people unnecessarily. Police trying to make their quotas have even been known to falsely arrest people, holding them and then creating charges later.

“As you can possibly imagine, using a quota system is not a good way for any police force to run. Many injustices and civil right violations can result from a quota system in New York,” civil rights violation lawyer Perecman said.

Police quotas are also illegal under New York state law.

via New York Police Department Denies Quotas, but New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer Convinced They Exist – U.S. Politics Today – News Media Monitoring.

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