NYPD Docs Clearinghouse Week
We had so many left over NYPD docs after an Intercept investigation that we had to dump them for five days straight
The first installment of NYPD Docs Clearinghouse Week has come to a close, but the memories will endure. There was fresh docs, biting analysis, and even political cartoons. The stories have been moved to DocuDrop NYC, a sister publication focusing on raw analysis of fresh government docs.
There were so many internal NYPD documents left over from The Intercept investigation into last summer’s unrest that they had to be released by DocuDrop NYC over the course of five days. (Days three and four were the best ones.)
Here’s the NYPD Docs Clearinghouse Week lineup:
Day One: NYPD Pepper Spray Tactical Bulletin
After last summer's unrest, NYPD's Training Bureau issues a refresher on the proper use of OC spray
Day Two: NYPD Use of Force Reporting Guide
When officers use force, they must report it in the NYPD's "Finest Online Records Management System" where police violence is tracked
Day Three: NYPD Coronavirus and Protest Finest Messages
Internal mass messages provide a time capsule look at the early pandemic, and document that maskless officers at protests violated department policy
Day Four: NYPD Internal Protest Arrest Data
A look at two competing data sources within NYPD show wild discrepancies which shroud more mystery on last summer's unrest than it uncovers
Day Five: NYPD Legal Bulletin Right to Record Police
How to exercise your First Amendment right to film the police, or, How the police can abridge your First Amendment right to film them
Bonus Day: NYPD Academy Quizzes
How well can you do on these NYPD Academy exams?
Illustrations by John Bolger. Fair use imagery from the American Broadcasting Company, Warner Brothers; The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, NYPD, Microsoft.