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On November 9, 2021, the State Supreme Court upheld the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board’s (CCRB) rule change to investigate cases of NYPD sexual misconduct and untruthful statements. The Court found that CCRB had a rational basis for adopting these rules and such conduct clearly falls within an abuse of authority.
“Sexual misconduct and untruthful statements are some of the worst possible cases of police abuse of authority, said CCRB Chair Frederick Davie. “This is a victory for the people of New York, who now have a real path to justice and accountability if they face such egregious misconduct. The CCRB will take on this expanded responsibility and oversight in the same unbiased and diligent manner it approaches all its cases and hopes for cooperation from the NYPD and unions now that the matter has been put to rest.”