'A police officer pursuing the criminal caught a black boy in a vehicle and arrested completely different black boys'

Black man George Floyd has died in police arrest and protests have taken place throughout the United States. Meanwhile, Eric Umansky, deputy editor-in-chief of

ProPublica , a new non-profit research and news agency for the public good, said, ``A completely different black who was walking out on Halloween as a police car hit a black boy. My family witnessed the arrests of the boys.'

My Family Saw a Police Car Hit a Kid on Halloween. Then I Learned How NYPD Impunity Works. — ProPublica

Umansky's wife and six-year-old daughter walked home in

Brooklyn, New York City on Halloween 2019 and saw a New York City police car suddenly slamming across a driveway. That. It seems that the car was not colored at a glance as a police car at a glance, but it seems that he was chasing teenage boys.

Police are investigating the whereabouts of the boys in an investigation into a robbery case that occurred in the vicinity, in which a teenage boy group beat and kicked another boy and stole a mobile phone. It seems that The police car hunted down the boy group, but it seems that the car hit the boy and the boy got on the hood and was hit on the ground. However, the boy who was struck on the ground stood up and escaped, and police officers lost sight of the boys.

Eventually police officers spotted another group of boys who happened to pass by in the vicinity. Umansky's wife and those around her testified that the boys and the boys who fled earlier seemed unrelated, but both the fledgling boy group and this boy group were black. Meanwhile, the police lined up five boys on the wall of the movie theater and started interrogation. As a result of the interrogation, the two who happened to be near the family were released, but three boys aged 15, 14, and 12 who were not near the family were arrested and taken to the police station. It seems that The interrogated boys just did a ' trick or treat ' in the vicinity and gathered sweets to go around.



Mr. Umansky, who was called by his wife and rushed to the scene halfway, was also witnessing the boys who could be put on the police car after 21:00. The released boy's family called on the arrested boys to say, ``Please tell me the phone number of the family because I want to contact them,'' but the police officer stood in front of the window of the police car and the telephone number I tried to prevent you from telling me. As a result, the released boy's family was able to contact the families of the arrested boys, who could then be headed to the police station where the child was taken.

Mr. Umansky also headed to the police station with the families of the arrested boys, but even the family was not allowed to visit the boys, and it was even prohibited to enter the police station. Eventually police confirmed that the boys were not robbers, but they were released very late at 0:45am. The family was not given any paperwork or records of this case, nor was the name of the responding police officer known.

Umansky, who decided to investigate this case, contacted Mr. Al Baker, a spokesman for New York police, but said that there was a reply that there was no problem in police behavior. Mr. Baker replied that the arrested boys were resisting police officials and there was no fact that the police car hit the criminal boy. But when Umansky asked that not only Umansky's wife, but others were witnessing similar situations, 'one man ran into a parked police car as he escaped from the scene.' Although the answer has changed, he denied that the police car hit the boy.

When Mr. Umansky actually spoke to a boy named Devrin who was arrested by the police, Mr. Dervin did not know that the police vehicle was a police car at a glance, he was chasing after a plainclothes police officer, so a police officer I ran away without knowing that I was chased by. In addition, the plainclothes police officer pointed out the taser gun to stop Mr. Dervin's movement, handcuffed and restrained and taken it to the police station. Dervin's mother was a police officer stationed at a public school in Brooklyn, working for the New York City Police Department.


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In New York City, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) , called an “independent agency for monitoring police,” is in charge of investigating complaints against the New York City police. Since this case was also reported in the local media, Mr. Umansky said that he expected the facts to be revealed, but CCRB seems to have a shortage of personnel for the amount of work to be processed. ..

The CCRB has received about 7,000 police complaints each year, but only about 140 have been investigated, and New York City police are also involved in investigating the matter. For example, the New York City Police attaches a body camera to the body of a police officer, and the footage of the case they dealt with is well documented, but the CCRB's investigators are given access to the footage. There is no.

Previously, CCRB investigators requested images from the New York City police, and only the images approved by the New York City police were sent. This process took time, and it often took more than three months to get the video from the request. Changes to this process in recent years have allowed CCRB agents to check footage in the presence of New York City police, but they must sign a nine-page nondisclosure agreement to check the footage. , Video recording is also prohibited. CCRB agents are only allowed to take notes.

Independent systems for monitoring police behavior exist in Washington DC, San Francisco, New Orleans, etc., but it seems that both institutions can directly access the image of the body camera worn by police officers.

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Mayor Bill Debrascio of New York City has taken measures such as increasing the CCRB budget in recent years in order to solve these CCRB problems, but the outbreak of the new coronavirus will reduce the budget by 6% in 2021 It is expected. In response, Mayor Debrasio said the budget cut would only take place for one year.

Also, even if the CCRB successfully conducts an investigation and finds the police officer's injustice, New York City Police should ignore the CCRB's recommended punishment because it is the police committee that actually punishes it. I can. In fact, two-thirds of the serious cases that CCRB called for punishment were denied punishment. Even if a punishment is given, at most, 'vacation removal' is the maximum, and even police officers who have been squeezed, which was originally prohibited, will lose 30 days of vacation.

In response to the recent rise in police opposition, Mayor Debrasio published a New York City police disciplinary record online, promptly sharing body camera footage and investigating cases of serious injury and death cases. Announce reforms such as implementation. But these changes do not limit the discretion of the police committee, Umansky said.

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