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Lawmakers and civil liberties advocates say increased oversight of the NYPD is needed as the city’s police watchdog reaches its statute of limitation on all cases of alleged police misconduct arising from the 2020 racial-justice protests.
The CCRB faces a statute of limitations deadline of May 4th for civilian complaints over the NYPD’s response to the 2020 protests in New York City. Staff members say it’s struggled to fully investigate allegations, both because of a lack of cooperation from the police department and mistakes made within the oversight agency.
Video of the incident had dominated news coverage of the demonstrations.
The Brooklyn lawyers face up to 10 years in prison.
Someone splattered paint on the sculpture on Sunday morning around 10 a.m., the third day the sculpture was on display in Union Square.
"The fact that reforms remain under consideration does not moot the issues presented in these cases for the straightforward reason that they are not yet in effect."
Both statues were marked with a tag promoting a white nationalist hate group, authorities said.
According to the Civilian Complaint Review Board's report, violations ranged from excessive force and untruthful statements to offensive language and discourtesy.
Protesters, witnesses, journalists, and others remember the NYPD's violent raid on a protest in the South Bronx on June 4, 2020.
A new wave of local pro-Palestinian activism highlights the change in narrative, post-George Floyd.
Marches, rallies, and vigils around the city paid tribute to Floyd and demanded an end to systemic racism in American law enforcement, including the NYPD.
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