New NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Ditches Embattled Veteran Head of Internal Affairs

nypd's top manBill Bratton, the once and current commissioner
of the New York Police Department, has started once again to mark
the department as his, reportedly dismissing the heads of the
Internal Affairs and Detectives bureaus.
DNA Info explains:

[Charles] Campisi, who has some 40 years on the force,
has been in charge of Internal Affairs… for nearly two decades,
overseeing an expansion of the unit and its role in monitoring the
integrity of New York’s Finest.

Insiders say that IAB became more widely known for petty
enforcement such as towing improperly parked police vehicles and
worrying about who was issued NYPD parking placards rather than
fighting corruption during the past 12 years when Police
Commissioner Raymond Kelly ran the NYPD.

In fact, many of the most serious corruption cases against city
officers under Campisi’s watch were brought by federal

One such federal investigation, which reportedly included
cooperation by Internal Affairs,
massive disability fraud by retired NYC police
officers and firefighters.

Last year, the police union
Campisi be fired after Internal Affairs searched the
car of an off-duty cop who was beaten into a coma, while a pair of
the Internal Affairs Bureau under Campisi engaged in
arbitrary spying, racial discrimination, and sexual impropriety.
Campisi is expected to be replaced by the head of the NYPD’s
narcotics division.

The head of the Detectives bureau, Phillip Pulaski, meanwhile,
was blamed by some of his subordinates for a drop in morale because
of perceived micromanagement, and the detectives union (they have
their own!) backed Bratton’s decision.

from Hit & Run

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