However, the cops responsible for Garner’s death, which was ruled a homicide by the city medical examiner, have not faced prosecution for the killing.
“It is essential in a democratic society that the public have confidence in what is being reported by the police.”
The evidence showed that cops were issuing bogus summonses in order to meet quotas.
Commissioner Bratton said that having less than 100,000 major crimes in a city of 8.5 million people and 56 million yearly tourists is “a significant hallmark to go toward.”
Bratton blames his own “stop and frisk” policy for reducing the pool of black men with clear criminal records.
81% of the people who have been charged with these low-level offenses are black and Hispanic.
The law clearly states that officers should not interfere with a civilian recording a police interaction.
“There is a serious issue with transparency since the NYPD is conducting these operations on a private budget.”