NYPD’s Violent Crackdown In Mott Haven Violated Human Rights Laws, Report Finds – Gothamist

As officers on bikes blocked the group’s path minutes before Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 8 p.m. curfew, a second line of cops charged them from behind, “unprovoked and without warning, whaling their batons, beating people from car tops, shoving them down to the ground, and firing pepper spray in their faces,” the report states.

The report calls for sweeping changes to the NYPD, most notably the discipline and possible termination of Commissioner Shea for misleading the public and Chief of Department Terence Monahan for leading the crackdown. “Shea, Monahan, and other top officials implicated in abuse and cover-ups should face disciplinary action including possible dismissal for their betrayal of the public’s trust and leadership in the violation of basic rights,” the report states.

It recommends that members of the community play a role in picking the next police commissioner.

Source: NYPD’s Violent Crackdown In Mott Haven Violated Human Rights Laws, Report Finds – Gothamist