NYPD's New Watchdog
A discussion with Inspector General Philip Eure
On February 16, CAPI and Social Justice Initiatives hosted Philip Eure, the first head of the new Office of the Inspector General of the New York City Police Department (OIG-NYPD), for a lunchtime discussion. The talk covered important topics including:
- What led to the creation of the OIG-NYPD.
- The Inspector General’s role in addressing systemic issues at the NYPD.
- OIG-NYPD’s findings on police use of force, body-worn cameras, and the policy on chokeholds.
Office of the NYPD Inspector General:
The OIG-NYPD is an independent office charged with investigating and reviewing the “operations, policies, programs and practices of the New York City Police Department,” with an emphasis on systemic issues. In its first two years of operation, the office has issued reports about NYPD policies regarding chokeholds and use of force and about the efficacy of body-worn cameras.
Inspector General Philip Eure:
Prior to becoming the NYPD Inspector General in May 2014, Eure was the Executive Director of the District of Columbia’s Office of Police Complaints. A nationally-renowned expert in the field of independent police oversight, Eure served from 2008 to 2010 as President of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), a non-profit organization of law enforcement oversight authorities that works to promote accountable and transparent policing and build community trust through independent police review. Eure previously spent a decade with the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. He was educated at Harvard Law School and Stanford University.
- Tuesday, February 16
- 12:10 – 1:10pm
- Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107
- Columbia Law School, 435 West 116th Street (Cross Street: Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY 10027