Press Conference: Commission on Corruption – Tuesday, July 5, 2016
“What About Our Families, Our Families Matter Too”
Latino and African American Officers of the NYPD ask “Where was the compassion for our families”
What: Latino & Black NYPD Officers and community groups demand Independent Commission on NYPD Bribery Scandal
When: Tuesday, July 5th 2016 at 10:30 am
Where: 1 Police Plaza, New York, NY 10038
Who: National Latino Officers Association, El Grito, Civil Liberties Attorney Norman Siegel, Rev. Sam Cruz of Trinity Lutheran Church, Grand Council of Guardians, 100 Blacks In Law Enforcement Who Care and NYPD “whistle blowers” who were retaliated against
Latino and African American members of the NYPD and their families will be joined by clergy, community organizations, and a civil liberties attorney to make a list of demands to the Mayor and City Council. We want to prevent the continued pattern of corruption and targeted discrimination leading to excessive discipline. Police Commissioner Bratton should understand that our families suffered the “undue burden” of excessive discipline that lead Latino and Black officers to be terminated for infractions and offenses far less than those involved in the recent NYPD bribery scandal, leaving them to retire without pensions and health benefits. These officers did not take bribes, lavish trips or diamonds; they didn’t sell illegal gun permits to known criminals. Commissioner Bratton’s recent actions sends a message loud and clear to the rank and file police officers that police executives’ pensions will be protected at all cost and they will not even face discipline from violating the very NYPD patrol guide procedures that, if violated by a minority officer, that mistake is used to prevent their promotion or terminate their employment.