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NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias

Jan. 15, 2021, 11:31 PM

The New York City Police Department enacted new disciplinary rules on Friday that call for terminating police officers found to use racial profiling or “excessive deadly force.”

The so-called “disciplinary matrix,” as Mayor Bill de Blasio called it, also lays out clear punishment for other offenses. Officers will be suspended without pay for 20 days in cases of insubordination or reckless driving, and 10 days for failure to report a lost gun. The punishments may be adjusted based on mitigating factors or aggravating circumstances such as repeat offenses, de Blasio said in a statement.

However, the city’s police commissioner, who...

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