The Administrative Prosecution Unit (APU)
Instead of merely recommending discipline, in the most serious cases the CCRB prosecutes members of the NYPD in front of the Deputy Commissioner of Trials at 1 Police Plaza. These trials are open to the public. Penalties for officers found guilty range from warning and admonishment, loss of vacation days, suspension without pay, dismissal probation, or termination from the NYPD. The Police Commissioner remains the final arbiter of discipline, but gives written explanations when he deviates from the CCRB's recommendations.
Since the agreement came into effect, the APU has closed more than 400 cases, tried more than 250 members of the NYPD and taken pleas from more than 180 additional members of the NYPD.
The APU consists of a Chief Prosecutor, two Deputy Chief Prosecutors, sixteen prosecutors, four trial preparation assistants, and an administrative assistant.Read History of APU LitigationAPU Quarterly Reports