#NYPD watchdog receives month’s worth of complaints about cops in 5 days

NYPD watchdog receives month’s worth of complaints about cops in 5 days

June 3, 2020 | 4:08pm

The city’s watchdog for the NYPD has received hundreds of complaints about police misconduct during the George Floyd protests — tallying to more than month’s worth of reports in just five days.

As of Wednesday morning, the Civilian Complaint Review Board received 523 complaints since Friday — 70 more allegations of misconduct than were reported to the agency in all of April, statistics show.

A spokesman for the CCRB said it “is committed to fully investigating them.”

Protestors and police have clashed over the since Thursday evening as demonstrators rally in city streets to protest police brutality.

The protests, which have been mostly non-violent, often turned chaotic after dark with shocking footage emerging on social media, including a cop car driving into demonstrators, an officer drawing his gun on a crowd after a single person attacked a sergeant and reports of police harassing journalists.

A number of people marching Tuesday night were arrested following the 8 p.m. curfew as police closed down most of Manhattan, forcing the march back into the outer boroughs.

At least 2,200 people have been arrested since the protests broke out on Thursday night.


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