Legal Aid Society aims to track problem NYPD officers with new database

The NYPD is a notoriously secretive agency.  In its FOIL responses and litigation, all efforts are taken to prevent the disclosure of allegations of police misconduct.  A new project by the Legal Aid Society seeks to tip the scales back in the direction of transparency with a database tracking misconduct allegations.  

“More and more, in this broken-windows climate, the main and sometimes only witness in a case will be a police officer.” - Cynthia Conti-Cook, the Legal Aid Society

Read an article about the new project in Slate.