Monday, July 6, 2015

NYPD accused of destroying evidence showing cops issued bogus summonses to meet quota

The NYPD and city lawyers are engaging in a “stunning pattern” of evidence destruction in a high-stakes class-action case alleging cops have issued 850,000 bogus summonses due to a quota system, new documents charge.

Attorneys for the city have failed to turn over even one email from the files of former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly or former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito regarding summons activity over the last eight years, attorney Elinor Sutton writes in new filings in Manhattan Federal Court seeking sanctions against the city.

“It is simply not tenable that Commissioner Kelly and Chief Esposito did not — in the entire period of 2007 through the present — write or receive emails using terms” related to the word “summons,” Sutton writes.

The city was unable to find any communications about summonses in the files of three other former members of NYPD brass, as well.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-nypd-accused-destroying-summons-info-article-1.2282345

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