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The officer faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.
Blake had been misidentified as a suspect in a crime.
For the first time in its modern history, the New York Police Department is establishing explicit guidelines — backed by
The susceptibility of even celebrated black men to be hauled off when there's even the slightest suspicion -- mistaken or otherwise -- of criminal wrongdoing has left many police officials red-faced with embarrassment when they realized their goof. This was the case with Blake.
That would be "the same troubling surveillance it has conducted for decades on political activists."
The plight of the New York Police Department and the city it serves provides us with an object case of what can go wrong in an America that is subjecting itself to destructive forces of its own making.
Lynch said he was also speaking on behalf of the detectives', sergeants', lieutenants' and captains' unions. "We wish there
De Blasio has been exceptionally evenhanded in his respect for police while trying to help us grasp the perspectives of people of color. He has tried to be a true friend to the NYPD, in the sense of a friend who believes in you enough to be critical when you can be better.
The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.
Members of the New York City Council are weighing a number of bills that could change the way police treat civilians like Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died shortly after he was forced to the ground and put in a chokehold by a New York City police officer in July.