Retired NYPD Officers Charge NYPD Commanders Encouraged Cops to Arrest People of Color In Affidavits

Maria Perez
Dec 6, 2019 - 7:12
Retired NYPD Officers Charge NYPD Commanders Encouraged Cops to Arrest People

A retired New York Police Department (NYPD) officer, along with five other officers, have signed affidavits charging the department of targeting people of color for arrests to meet a “quota”. The affidavits are part of a lawsuit retired officer Edwin Raymond and three other officers filed against the City of New York, former Police Chiefs Bill Bratton and James O’Neill and Commander Constantin Tsachas, among others. In the affidavits filed this week and viewed by The North Star, retired NYPD officer Pierre Maximilien wrote that he was discriminated against while working at the NYPD Transit Bureau District 34 from 2002 up to his retirement in 2015. Maximillien also alleged that homeless Black and Hispanic people were targeted during arrests...

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