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New York City Police Department: A Case Study

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According to the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) website (http://www.nyc.gov/html/ccrb/html/home/home.shtml), accessed September 17, 2016, the CCRB is an independent city agency that handles complaints against New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers by civilians. The four types of allegations under the agency’s jurisdiction are: force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, and offensive language. Use of excessive or unnecessary force involves punching, shoving, choking, using pepper spray, and other behavior up to and including the use of deadly force. Abuse of authority refers to abuse of police powers to intimidate or mistreat a civilian such as an officer’s refusal to provide identification or an improper “stop, question,
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