NYPD precincts in Brooklyn rack up high civilian complaints

BROOKLYN - Civilian complaints against NYPD officers in Brooklyn and across the city are on the rise, according to a new report.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) says police misconduct reports increased from the same time last year and disciplinary measures were down. In Brooklyn, residents levied the most complaints against the 75th Precinct in East New York and 73rd Precinct, which serves the Ocean Hill-Brownsville area. Other precincts with high complaints serve areas such as Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick, Crown Heights and Flatbush.

The CCRB says what is most alarming is the growing number of cases in which investigators cannot identify accused officers, despite conducting a full probe. Those cases are up 11 percent, according to the board. The CCRB also found 76 percent of offending officers are reprimanded by ?instruction,? which involves retraining. The NYPD counters officers receive harsher discipline if they are found guilty of more serious, violent offenses.

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