• Petitioned New York State Governor Cuomo

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Blacks In Law Enforcement of America
New York State Governor Cuomo

Inspector General to investigate police misconduct

    1. Damon Jones
    2. Petition by

      Damon Jones

      White Plains, NY

The Shooting of Mount Vernon, New York Detective Christopher Ridley in 2008, NYPD Officer Omar Grant in 2009, Pace University Student Danroy Henry in 2010, Kenneth Chamberlain of White Plains 11/19/11, Herve Gilles of Spring Valley 12/14/11, Duane Brown of Brooklyn 1/12/12, and Ramarley Graham of the Bronx shows us there is a critical need for dialogue for more oversight and policy review of Use of Force policies within the state of New York.

Municipalities presented with the challenge of investigating a related officer find themselves in a difficult position for several reasons. First, the municipality has to investigate an officer who they consider to be "one of their own." Second, the municipality has to decide how they can proceed with its investigation in a manner that will preserve its relationships with the police. Based upon the challenges that municipalities encounter, the only logical choice is to request aid in the form of a Special State Level Prosecutor to handle investigations and if necessary prosecute these cases. The burdens that municipalities face must be removed. The only way that these burdens can be removed is with state legislation that requires a Special Prosecutor in the form of a Inspector General

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    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. Community Outrage Over No Accountability of White Plains Police Misconduct

      Damon Jones
      Petition Organizer

      May 7, 2012, White Plains City Hall,Blacks In Law Enforcement of America, Network for Police Accountability, clergy and community leaders will spoke to White Plains Mayor and the City Council on behalf of Police Officer Michael Hannon who was assaulted by White Plains Assistant Chief Anne Fitzsimmons and till this date has not received any reprimand or punishment for her actions from White Plains Public Safety Commissioner Chong, Chief Bradley or the City of White Plains. The community with also question the White Plains Employee Conduct Policy because of the many incidences that the professionalism of the White Plains Police department is now in question.

    3. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Vicki Laden BERKELEY, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      need more oversight of the police (live in Oakland)

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    • Carla Easterling CEDAR HILL, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      Because this is not o.k.., the random killing by police must stop! That is not why they are given guns.

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    • richard heck SOUTH HAAMILTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Justice for DJ

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    • ANDREW ROANE BRONX, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      POLICE CAN'T POLICE THEMSELVES..TOO MANY"JUSTIFIED SHOOTINGS"..THIS IS LONG OVERDUE!!!

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    • mark acker NORTH EASTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Justice for DJ!

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