Between de Blasio blowing things up and the NYPD and its antics things are not looking too hot for the Big Apple. New York has certainly entered a new era. I’m headed to Brooklyn in October so I’ll soon see for myself how much has changed.
I certainly hope the city isn’t headed back to where it was when I was a kid.
(From The New York Daily News)
The NYPD and city lawyers are engaging in a “stunning pattern” of evidence destruction in a high-stakes class-action case alleging cops have issued 850,000 bogus summonses due to a quota system, new documents charge.
Attorneys for the city have failed to turn over even one email from the files of former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly or former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito regarding summons activity over the last eight years, attorney Elinor Sutton writes in new filings in Manhattan Federal Court seeking sanctions against the city.
“It is simply not tenable that Commissioner Kelly and Chief Esposito did not — in the entire period of 2007 through the present — write or receive emails using terms” related to the word “summons,” Sutton writes.
The city was unable to find any communications about summonses in the files of three other former members of NYPD brass, as well.
But that’s not the only example of missing evidence, Sutton says.