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Police Misconduct Goes Unpunished

In New York each year, the Civilian Complaint Review Board investigates thousands of complaints from people who say they were shoved, choked, hit, or had guns waved in their faces by police officers. Most of these cases are just dismissed due to insufficient substantiated evidence, but in the 14% of cases where the board "substantiates" complaints, punishment is not guaranteed. The NYPD can choose to pursue an administrative trial, or it can do nothing at all. 

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