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Fault Lines Links: NY City Council Proposes New Rules For NYPD

Sept. 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Good morning, guys. Here’s what we’re looking at today.

  • Following the Frascatore/Blake incident, NY City Council announced new legislation calling for the NYPD to closely monitor “overly-aggressive police officers.” Through an “Early Intervention System” the NYPD would identify officers in need of “enhanced training.”
  • Cleveland police dispatcher, Beth Mandl, involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice resigned last week. Mandl failed to tell the responding officers that the 911 caller believed Rice to be holding a toy gun.
  • Kentucky Officer Michael Redmon was dismissed from Paducah PD for use of excessive force against suspect Joseph Cerullo in a hospital in June. Cerullo allegedly shouted profanities at Redmon, resulting in him brutally grabbing Cerullo by the neck and lifting him off the ground.
  • Former NY Officer Brendan Cronin was sentenced to nine years in prison on plea deal. Cronin is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and a DWI for firing 14 shots into a car stopped at a traffic light in 2014 while drunk, hitting Joseph Felice 6 times.
  • The family of Joseph Hutcheson will file a civil rights lawsuit against Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. Hutcheson died in August after being restrained by officers when he ran into Lew Sterrett Justice Center shouting his wife was going to kill him. The medical examiner’s report found that the death was caused in part by a deputy placing his knee on Hutcheson’s back and throat.
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