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Biography of the Inspector General for the NYPD, Phil Eure

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The Inspector General for the NYPD is Philip K. Eure. Before his appointment in 2014, Mr. Eure was the Executive Director of the District of Columbia's Office of Police Complaints – a role he held for nearly 14 years. As Executive Director, Mr. Eure developed and led the agency in its work investigating, adjudicating and mediating complaints by the public alleging police misconduct, as well as issuing investigative reports and recommendations for improvements in the work of Washington D.C.'s Metropolitan Police Department. A nationally-recognized expert in the field of independent police review, Mr. Eure served in 2008, 2009, and 2010 as President of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), a non-profit organization of law enforcement oversight agencies and practitioners that works to enhance accountability and transparency in policing and build community trust through independent police review. He has also been a panelist and presenter on police oversight issues nationally and in Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Canada. Prior to his leadership at Washington, D.C.'s police accountability agency, Mr. Eure served for a decade in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, first as a Trial Attorney and later as a Senior Trial Attorney. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Stanford University.