Civilian Complaint Review Board holds monthly meeting with fair policing at head of issues

More than 24 New Yorkers attended the gathering which is held from borough to borough each month and is aimed at hearing people’s concerns.

Phil Taitt and Rob Taub

May 11, 2023, 2:24 AM

Updated 348 days ago

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The city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board hosted a meeting on Wednesday, with many New Yorkers calling for fair policing.
More than 24 New Yorkers attended the gathering which is held from borough to borough each month and is aimed at hearing people’s concerns. Wednesday’s meeting comes after a weekend of protests following the death of Jordan Neely.
“What power do they have?” said Bed-Stuy’s Diana Irving. “What are they doing to make change in the police department? All I hear is training, training, training.”
Board members told News 12 police conduct complaints have been filed. The agency investigates, mediates and prosecutes officers in relation to complaints from civilians about misconduct by members of the NYPD.
“The detective who framed me went on to frame hundreds of other people,” added resident Derek Hamilton.
Hamilton spent 20 years in prison as an innocent man, wrongfully convicted by a now disgraced NYPD officer.
“Twenty-two exonerations now,” Hamilton said. “None of us had the opportunity to complain to the CCRB to say this cop is doing this to us in our community.”
The board disciplinary trial against officers Brendan Thompson and Herbert Davis in the 2019 police involved killing of Kawaski Trawick is also expected to resume.


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