Judge Largely Rules In Favor Of CCRB Rule Expansion In NYPD Union Lawsuit

The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) can continue investigating body-worn camera misuse after a favorable New York State Supreme Court ruling on Jan. 3 in a lawsuit filed against the NYPD watchdog by the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the largest union representing the department’s uniformed officers.

Last Wednesday’s decision stems from legal challenges against CCRB’s rule changes filed in January 2023. Along with improper use of body cams, the PBA also unsuccessfully contested how the oversight agency defined “severe acts of bias” in its new charter provisions and its ability to self-initiate complaints without police misconduct victims needing to act. 

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