Do a 500 or so word post on what happened – provide a quick recap of the arrest
Do a 500 or so word post on what happened – provide a quick recap of the arrest and the public spectacle. Go on to review the NYPD Patrol Guide criteria for use of force.
Does it appear to be excessive (see guidelines in Patrol Guide entry listed here in Blackboard)? The underlying charge involved a white collar crime and the arrest was on a busy Midtown street in broad daylight. Five officers were present, although only one did the takedown. The officer said he was told there was the possibility the suspect might be armed. There doesn’t appear to be any evidence supporting that claim. How much did the media coverage effect the outcome?
https://www.ft.com/content/141182fc-7727-4af8-a555-5418fa46d09e – (Lots of complaints, small number of cops attract most scrutiny)
https://www.nyclu.org/en/campaigns/nypd-misconduct-database – (ACLU Compaint database)