This is the third report on Vera's study of the processing of complaints against police in New York City and details the perceptions and attitudes of police officers about the Civilian Complaint Review Board. It was designed to explain officers' views of the legitimacy and fairness of the Police Department's review mechanism. The report recommends that the Department establish forums in which officers can express their views and at the same time begin to consider the complexities of appropriate police-citizen interaction, and suggests such forums might have a positive influence on police culture.


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No Child Should Appear in Immigration Proceedings Alone

Each year, thousands of immigrant children are placed into court proceedings in which government prosecutors seek to deport them unless those children can prove they have a right to stay in the United States. Many face these immigration proceedings alone. Many children have legal options that establish their ability to remain in the United States, ...

  • Alyssa Snider, Becca DiBennardo
December 23, 2021
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Bans on Holiday Cards and $30 Phone Calls—the Isolation of Prison

The way the United States separates people who are incarcerated from loved ones has always been harsh, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made an already stressful situation worse. Since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, many of the nearly two million people incarcerated haven’t seen their loved ones—not even on a video call. And speaking w ...

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  • Nazish Dholakia
    Nazish Dholakia
December 21, 2021
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