- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The NYPD civilian review panel says it has discovered more chokehold complaints against police officers after finding it had misclassified some of them.

The Wall Street Journal (https://on.wsj.com/Zj402y ) reports that the Civilian Complaint Review Board resolved 1,128 chokehold complaints from 2009 through June. But now dozens more allegations will be investigated.

CCRB Chairman Richard Emery said at a public meeting Wednesday night that those allegations should have been categorized as chokehold complaints by board investigators. Emery said “there was a lack of uniformity in the way” the allegations were categorized.

The board discovered the discrepancy after a review of the 1,128 complaints.

He says a full report will be issued in the coming weeks.

The board’s review comes after the chokehold death of an armed man in July.


Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com

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