Graduation Date

Winter 12-15-2020

Grading Professor

Andrew Lehren

Subject Concentration


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


In the wake of the nation’s 2020 summer protests about policing and use of force, New York State made public the Civilian Complaint Review Board records documenting complaints against police officers, including those at the NYPD, an agency with just over 34,000 officers. Those records showed that officers with substantiated accusations of misconduct and use-of-force were able to remain at the department and get promoted.

The New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board documents show something else: A New York City News Service review found at least 81 former NYPD officers with substantiated accusations of wrongdoing have been able to get jobs at other public law enforcement agencies -- ranging from campus guards and other police departments -- as well as related, licensed careers like being private investigators and security workers.



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