Ray Kelly Appoints Former Federal Prosecutors to Investigate Crime Stats

In even more fallout from the Village Voice's "NYPD Tapes" series, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has now appointed a committee of three former federal prosecutors to investigate whether crime stats are being manipulated.

The move, reported by the Associated Press, appears to be the latest step by Kelly to try to blunt criticism of the accuracy of the crime stats that has followed last year's Voice series, which exposed secret tape recordings of police supervisors in a Brooklyn precinct telling officers not to take crime reports.

In recent months, Kelly has transferred a precinct commander, charged him and four other supervisors with failing to take crime reports, transferred a deputy chief, and appointed a deputy inspector to reinvestigate manipulation of crime reports in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct and elsewhere.

Kelly has also altered the way sex crimes are investigated, and increased the size of detective squads specifically trained to handle such cases.

Most recently, Kelly released statistics on lower level crimes after having withheld them from the public for more than eight years, again, to blunt criticism of the crime stats.

At the same time, Kelly has been able to hold onto control of investigations into his own department. So far, no oversight agencies located outside the department have stepped up to conduct an independent investigation of crime complaints in the NYPD.

In recent months, Kelly has transferred a precinct commander, charged him and four other supervisors with failing to take crime reports, transferred a deputy chief, and appointed a deputy inspector to reinvestigate manipulation of crime reports in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct and elsewhere.

Kelly has also altered the way sex crimes are investigated, and increased the size of detective squads specifically trained to handle such cases.

Most recently, Kelly released statistics on lower level crimes after having withheld them from the public for more than eight years, again, to blunt criticism of the crime stats.

At the same time, Kelly has been able to hold onto control of investigations into his own department. So far, no oversight agencies located outside the department have stepped up to conduct an independent investigation of crime complaints in the NYPD.


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HypocrisyExposed
HypocrisyExposed

Raymond Kelly is a major criminal and hypocrite. Raymond Kelly mercilessly fires cops for any infraction, even police who have served over 20 years, knowing full well he is depriving them and their families of the pensions and benefits they earned and depended on. Raymond Kelly has destroyed innocent families in this way. Meanwhile, he lets his friends in the police department who commit more serious infractions retire with their pensions. You can be sure Raymond Kelly is not worrying whether the wives and children of the police officers he fires have enough food on the table or can pay their heating bills, while he is hob-knobbing with the rich and famous, dining for free with his friends at the Harvard Club and cheating the taxpayers and IRS at the same time. We all pay for him and his friends to eat free because he hasn't reported this income to the IRS since 2002!.

Raymond Kelly should be exposed for the hypocritical dictator that he is and sent to prison where he belongs.

WHY HASN'T RAYMOND KELLY BEEN FIRED AND PROSECUTED?? RAYMOND KELLY IS THE BERNIE MADOFF OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS!! RAYMOND KELLY IS MUCH WORSE THAN BERNARD KERIK. Raymond Kelly figures why steal thousands when you can steal millions.Raymond Kelly - cheating and robbing the taxpayers and the IRS, and cruelly destroying police officers and their families, one at a time.

jason
jason

what kind of nonsese is this, the nypd investigating themselves, the fbi, attorney general and the department of investigation should investigate the nypd, i don't no why they fear ray kelly,

INSOLENCE OF OFFICE
INSOLENCE OF OFFICE

Raymond Kelly has received a free $1,500 membership to Harvard Club and unlimited free meals for himself and his friends since 2002 (not reported on his financial disclosure documents and tax returns in violation of NYC Charter, Conflict of Interest Law, NYPD rules and regulations, and federal tax laws); accepts free plane rides to Florida paid for by Mayor Bloomberg; Police Foundation pays a publicist $95,000 a year to promote propaganda on Raymond Kelly's behalf; He accepts free Yankee tickets; police department personnel chauffeured his wife for years to do personal errands like picking up dry cleaning and ordered the detectives that drove her to use lights and sirens because she was in a hurry; conspired to falsify NYPD crime statistics for years to make himself look good, while crime is actually increasing under his watch.Raymond W. Kelly is the Bernie Madoff of public officials. The public should demand that Raymond W. Kelly be prosecuted for embezzling millions of $$$, not reporting income, cheating the tax payers, and covering it up by lying to the public and the IRS. Bernard Kerik went to prison for far less. The public has wound up paying the tab for Kelly’s massive fraud.

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