NYPD chief Monahan may be grilled over ‘aggressive’ police tactics

The outgoing chief of the NYPD was expected to be grilled next by the CCRB on police tactics during George Floyd’s demonstrations over the summer – the highest-ranking uniformed officer faced his own set of complaints of protests, which the Post learned is.

The news of Terence Monahan sitting on police orders, which was compared to tactics used during the 2004 RNC protests, was announced when his imminent retirement was announced on Wednesday night.

According to law enforcement sources, Mohan was scheduled to hold a meeting with the Civil Review Board on 5 and 8 March to recreate the chaotic police reactions.

Sources said investigators were expected to focus on the police’s response at the Barclays Center in late May and the Mott Haven protests on June 4, where Monahan was in charge.

It was not clear whether those meetings were still on the books with an official date that Monahan is unaware of his post.

Terence Monahan
The news of Terence Monahan sitting on police orders, which was compared to the tactics used during the 2004 RNC protests, was announced when his imminent retirement was announced.
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Neither the NYPD nor the CCRB responded immediately to the comment.

Monahan also faced seven of his own complaints of misconduct over the orders and is expected to be taken care of by other incidents where he or someone under him would have given orders that resulted in malpractice or “aggressive action” Might be possible.

The details of what Monahan was specifically accused of are not known.

“[W]E will not provide records related to this investigation until it is completed so that the investigation is not adversely affected, ”the watchdog agency denied the Freedom of Information request for the record, detailing the allegations.

The protesters and the NYPD clashed in the Bronx at 136th and Brooke Av.  On June 4, 2021, amid protests by George Floyd.
Protesters and the NYPD clash in the Bronx at 136th and Brook Av. On June 4, 2021, amid protests by George Floyd.
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The aggressive police response during the Mott Haven protests has been held up as an example to improve how the NYPD handles protests.

The human rights watch A report said in September The police trapped hundreds of protesters with a tactic called “kettle” until shortly after the 8 am curfew before making violent arrests.

The group said the NYPD’s response violated “international human rights”.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner of Police Dermot Shea praised Monahan in the days following the initial June demonstration – stating that the NYPD’s plan was “almost flawlessly executed.”

It was not until Human Rights Watch reports that de Blasio withdrew his support for the NYPD’s strategy.

The city’s commissioner of inquiry, Margaret Garnett, compared the NYPD’s actions during the 2004 RNC police response during the Bronx demonstration – another high-profile incident, Monahan.

The city eventually paid nearly $ 18 million to settle a number of police malpractice lawsuits, which named Monahan as a key player in executing the suspected police response.

The MOT Haven demonstration was also singled out in the NYPD’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia as evidence of the need for systemic changes to “suppress the widespread use of excessive force and false arrests by the New York City Police New York is against oppression. ” Extremely peaceful protests. “

Terence Monahan knelt down with activists in a protest on June 1, 2020.
Terence Monahan knelt down with activists in a protest on June 1, 2020.
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