Investigation Criticizes NYPD’s Response to George Floyd Protests


A review by New York City’s Department of Investigation has found problems with the NYPD’s handling of the George Floyd protests earlier this year.

The report found “several deficiencies” that “undermined public confidence” in the department. It said the NYPD didn’t have a clearly defined strategy, there was excessive enforcement that led to heightened tensions and officers were deployed without sufficient training on protests.

The report offered 20 recommendations.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he accepts the results of the review and he agrees with many of the findings. He said he’s working with Police Commissioner Dermot Shea to implement the recommendations.

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