Aug 31, 2020 - Politics & Policy

NYPD adds new guidelines for disciplining officers

NYPD car in Manhattan New York

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The New York City Police Department announced new guidelines for disciplining officers that offer a more formal structure than what was previously in place.

Why it matters: NYPD is the largest police department in the country, and the change comes as protests around the country continue over racial injustice and police brutality. The new policy guidelines come nearly a year after the NYPD fired a then-Officer Daniel Pantaleo for using a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner in 2014.

  • The officer's union argued there was very little precedent within NYPD's internal disciplinary system, per AP.
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