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Cop Unions Say 'Political' Report By DOI Omits Real Culprit: The Mayor

Posted 12/24/20

Countering findings from the Department of Investigation’s report on the NYPD’s response to the spring protests, police-union officials said a more-forceful initial response to the unrest and violence that accompanied otherwise-peaceful demonstrations would have quelled the tumult and turmoil that followed.

But leaders of the unions representing Police Officers, Sergeants, Detectives, Lieutenants and Captains said political considerations undercut the ability of police to employ the very tools needed to respond effectively to disturbances that grew out of the demonstrations that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police May 25. 

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