Did NYC Police Complaints Disappear or Not

At the outset of the pandemic, complaints to the New York City Police Department collected by the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB)—the independent organization tasked with managing NYC police department misconduct—disappeared. But as the city has come back, those complaints have yet to return even as arrests return to their pre-pandemic levels. The data comes from an April 2021 export of CCRB data and does not include “pending complaints for which the CCRB has not completed an investigation as of April 2021.”

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