Review board wants 65 NYPD officers disciplined for misconduct during BLM protests

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has recommended that 65 NYPD officers be disciplined for misconduct during the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in 2020.

Of the 65 officers, 37 face departmental trials and, if found guilty, could be fired. The remaining 28 officers face less serious discipline including loss of vacation days and mandated training.

The 65 officers are accused of offenses like abuse of authority, improper use of force, and using offensive language.

In a statement, the NYPD says it assisted the CCRB by providing hundreds of hours of body-worn camera footage and thousands of pages of records. The department cautioned that the accused officers are entitled to due process.

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"Police officers were sent out with no plan, no strategy and no support, into a dangerous environment created by politicians’ irresponsible rhetoric," said Pat Lynch, President of the Police Benevolent Association. "As a result, dozens of cops were injured, and now dozens more are being made into scapegoats."