NYPD Tapes Update: Kelly's Crime Stats Panel Finally Releases Its Report, Things Not All Rosy for the Commish
A committee formed by New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly to look into the accuracy of the city's crime numbers finally released its report yesterday in an abruptly called press conference at police headquarters.
The committee was created in January 2011, and the report was initially supposed to be complete in six months. But over the ensuing two years and six months, until yesterday afternoon, not a word emerged about it, and Kelly was accused of delaying the report's release on purpose.
Despite that cynical perception, the finished product is filled with interesting insights into the NYPD's crime reporting, a process which may seem esoteric, but is actually the bedrock on which the city's perception of public safety is built.More »