One of the most prominent cop teams all over the world is the NYPD. They’re famous for the city that they serve in but they’re also infamous for some of the worst cases of police brutality and corruption.
Clifford Glover shooting
On April 28, 1973, an 11-year old boy named Clifford Glover was shot and killed after an NYPD cop assumed that he had a gun.
Shooting of Randolph Evans
On November 25, 1976, a call was made to the Evans’ household at a housing project. When a responding cop arrived, Randolph ended up being shot to death when he was mistaken for a suspect.
Shooting of Eleanor Bumpurs
Eleanor Bumpurs was a schizophrenic with hallucinations. While the NYPD was attempting to evict her from her home, she had an episode in which a cop ended up firing nine rounds onto her chest, killing her.
Stun gun coercion of Mark Davidson
While hanging out in Queens, Davidson was arrested by two cops and ended up getting tortured with a stun gun and beaten in order to coerce a confession from him.
Choking of Anthony Baez
Anthony Baez was choked to death by an NYPD cop after an altercation near his house.
Amadou Diallo’s death
NYPD officers chased after Diallo when they thought he was a wanted rapist in the area. They ended up killing the innocent man with 41 shots.
Ousmane Zongo’s death
Ousmane Zongo was an immigrant for Burkina Faso. An NYPD cop shot him four times inside a warehouse.
Arbaje-Diaz was a former NYPD cop who had a penchant for kidnapping, robbing and torturing of drug dealers. He also liked to dip his hands onto the evidence closet and stole drugs and money for himself.
Subway Sodomy case
Michael Mineo was caught smoking a marijuana cigarette inside a Brooklyn subway station. Instead of just charging him and letting the law deal with him, his arresting officers sodomized him with their police radio antennas instead.
The whistleblowing of ex-officer Adrian Schoolcraft
Adrian Schoolcraft was a former NYPD cop who attempted to privately investigate the corruption and misconduct happening in his own squad. In order to keep him quiet, his superiors feigned concern about his mental health so he can be imprisoned at a facility.
Briana Ojeda’s death
Briana Ojeda was having an asthma attack, so, in panic, her mother had broken a few traffic rules just to take her to the hospital. An NYPD cop was having none of it, which led to Briana dying without even getting medical help.
Kyam Livingston’s death
Livingston was in NYPD custody for violating a protection order when she began suffering from stomach pain and diarrhea. Instead of helping her out, the officers chose to ignore her, which led to her death from dehydration.
Of course, who would forget Eric Garner’s case? His cries for help and how he couldn’t breathe fell on deaf ears.
Shooting of Akai Gurley
An NYPD cop had shot his gun when it hit and killed an unarmed Akai Gurley. Officers deemed it as an accidental discharge, but later found out that it was manslaughter.
2004 Republican National Convention
Peaceful protesters were arrested by the NYPD but ended up being treated quite brutally and shoved in over-crowded jail cells that are unfit for detention.
Occupy Wall Street protests
During the protests in 2011, around 700 people were arrested, which led to people thinking why the NYPD had to detain so many people at peaceful protests.
Black Lives Matter protests
Every time a controversial police killing occurs, protests in NYC get heavily monitored by the NYPD, and end up getting a bit heated as the cops aren’t exactly friendly with these demonstrators.
Central Park jogger case
Six young boys ended up being coerced to falsely confess by NYPD cops in the Central Park jogger case so they wouldn’t have to deal with it anymore.
Flushing brothel evidence-planting
Two NYPD cops were found to have been taking bribes in exchange for protecting a brothel in Queens. They were also discovered to have an arsenal of drugs that they use to plant on suspects.
Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa used their powers as NYPD cops to make some extra cash for a mob family. They used their access to files to track down the families of the mob’s enemies.
“Paid Detail Unit”
While it’s not exactly wrong for cops to have side jobs when they’re off duty, what’s wrong is that most of the time, they get paid by private corporations to do their bidding and things could get ugly.
As part of the 9/11 effect, Muslims living in NYC were put in surveillance without their knowledge by the NYPD. This outraged many Muslim civilians living in the city, considering that this kind of profiling is a violation against their privacy.
Arrest quota “game”
Some precincts in the NYPD have arrest quotas for their cops to meet, which end up with false arrests a majority of the time just to meet their limits.