By LOUIS FLORES
One day after the publisher of Progress Queens reported allegations of misconduct by New York Police Department officers to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, or CCRB, the publisher of Progress Queens referred that complaint to the U.S. Attorney's Office for New York's southern district.
The alleged misconduct by police acted to thwart activists' efforts to peacefully and lawfully protest outside a fundraising event held at the Sheraton Times Square hotel to benefit the presidential campaign committee of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. The alleged police misconduct also acted to thwart the ability of the publisher of Progress Queens to cover the political protest and fundraising event.
During the de Blasio administration, the CCRB has been beset by controversy and conflicts of interest that have resulted in, in part, the resignation of the chair of the NYPD oversight body, Richard Emery.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is reportedly investigating the NYPD to determine if police officers have provided special policing services in exchange for compensation or other benefits.
In New York City, the NYPD have demonstrated a pattern and practise of disrupting lawful and peaceful protests, particularly when the target of protests are corrupt public officials.
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