In the Media
The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department on Tuesday in an effort to force the agency to disclose information about how officers are disciplined for wrongdoing on the job.
Mayor de Blasio is planning a p.r. blitz to improve the NYPD’s relationship with blacks and Hispanics — just in time for his 2017 re-election bid.
The NYPD sent a notice, obtained by The Post, to public-relations firms last Friday soliciting proposals for a campaign to improve its “depth of connection to various communities . . . with special emphasis and desired impact within communities of color.”
The solicitation — dated Dec. 2 and signed by NYPD Chief Contracting Officer Frank Bello — notes that proposals are due back to the city by Jan. 17.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised three years ago to usher in an array of liberal policies, but as he now seeks re-election some on the left are urging potential challengers to run against him.
Some liberal advocates said they were disappointed with the Democratic mayor’s progress on issues such as homelessness, affordable housing and policing.
“We want to see a change of course,” said Jonathan Westin, executive director of New York Communities for Change, a community-organizing group that supports liberal causes.
Colin Kaepernick rolled out plans for his million-dollar giveaway Friday afternoon.
On the website Kaepernick7.com, the 49ers’ quarterback detailed how the first $200,000 is being allotted. He will donate $100,000 per month for 10 months — $25,000 each to 40 charities or organizations.
Police-community relations are once again among the top stories nationwide, from Charlotte to Tulsa to Columbus to the presidential debate stage, where Donald Trump spoke passionately, if veryinaccurately, about stop-and-frisk in New York City.
The Civilian Complaint Review Board, a key provider of oversight of police conduct in New York City will be subject to oversight itself at a Friday hearing of the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety. It will be the first of its kind during the current administration wherein the CCRB is evaluated by the Council outside of the annual budget process.
New York police department officials have conceded that something went wrong in the lead-up to a sergeant fatally shooting a mentally ill 66-year-old black woman in her own home in the Bronx Tuesday night.
“What is clear in this one instance, we failed,” police chief James O’Neill told reporters Wednesday morning. “That’s not how it’s supposed to go. It’s not how we train.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio described the fatal shooting of a 66-year-old mentally-ill Bronx woman last night as a preventable tragedy, but commended Police Commissioner James O’Neill for his “transparency and accountability” about the failures of the NYPD sergeant who killed her.