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CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Adopts New Guidelines For Disciplining Officer Misconduct; Mayor De Blasio Says It’s A ‘Game Changer’"

01/22/2021

CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Adopts New Guidelines For Disciplining Officer Misconduct; Mayor De Blasio Says It’s A ‘Game Changer’"

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it a big step forward for transparency in policing. The NYPD has adopted new guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Thursday. However, there still may be exceptions to the Matrix, said Darrin Porcher, a former NYPD lieutenant and current criminal justice professor at Pace University. “The recent Matrix introduced is not overall binding. When I say not overall binding, it’s going to be gauged on a case-by-case basis. Some instances may not appear to have an egregious act that was committed,” Porcher said.

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CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Commissioner Stands Behind Officers After Police Clash With Protesters At MLK Day March"

01/20/2021

CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Commissioner Stands Behind Officers After Police Clash With Protesters At MLK Day March"

Dozens of protesters were arrested during a violent confrontation with police on Monday in Lower Manhattan. What started as a peaceful march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. turned into a tense standoff by City Hall. Darrin Porcher, a former NYPD lieutenant and current criminal justice professor at Pace University, weighed in. “Whenever we have these demonstrations that occur without a permit and they block pedestrian traffic and major thoroughfares, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, we need to remove those individuals as quick as possible,” Porcher said.

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