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Police Misconduct Archives

Claims Filed Against Police Last Year Hit Record Number

A report released by the New York City comptroller's office has found that the number of personal injury and other tort claims filed annually against the New York Police Department (NYPD) rose to a new high one year ago to 9,448 claims.

City Pays $22,500 for False Arrest, Victim Held Under One Hour

Kaylan Pedine was standing outside a Murray Hill bar with her friends one July evening in 2012 when a group of NYPD officers strolled by. Like many New Yorkers, Pedine is critical of the department's stop and frisk policies, and just as the last officer passed, she remarked, "I wish they would stop stop-and-frisk." In less than a minute she was in handcuffs and being taken to the local precinct.