The Police Internal Administration of Justice in New York City

by Bernard Cohen

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An analysis of New York City Police Department records showing allegations of misconduct against 1,915 police officers appointed in 1957, and the disposition of those allegations. The main findings were: Of 204 criminal-misbehavior allegations, 31 were brought to departmental trial; six resulted in severe dispositions. Of the 204 allegations, 144 were for corruption; 23 resulted in formal charges and a hearing, and five of these were given severe dispositions. Only one officer charged with accepting a gratuity received a penalty more severe than a verbal sanction or minor fine. Most civilian complaints were dismissed or filed; of 541 recorded, 21 officers were found guilty, with one case resulting in a fine. None of 230 "protest summons" cases were brought to trial. For an 11-year period, only five of the 1,915 men were suspended for criminal charges or civilian complaints. No significant differences in the way the department handles misconduct were observed between races.

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