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NYPD Statement Regarding Office of Inspector General's Report on Department Use of Force Data

February 6, 2018

The Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (OIG-NYPD) released a report today, asserting that the NYPD is misreporting police uses of force, but the OIG report itself is a classic case of misreporting. It emphasizes results gathered nearly a year and a half ago and downplays the much more positive results from 2017. NYPD knew all along that mounting an entirely new use-of-force reporting system in June 2016 would involve some early failures and inaccuracies. But NYPD audits in 2017 have shown consistently high compliance rates.