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Is Lee Brown the right guy to reform the NOPD?

Posted by schroeder915 on January 12, 2007

Lee Brown has extensive experience, but how’s his judgment?

“In times of emergency, the public can reasonably expect the police commissioner to ask probing questions of key aides on the scene, as well as monitor ongoing developments. There is no evidence that Lee P. Brown provided this kind of leadership during the first three days of disturbances in Crown Heights. Evaluated against these standards, the commissioner’s leadership and performance were inadequate.”

Maybe New York’s Criminal Justice Director Richard Girgenti had a grudge against Brown over the Crown Heights riots in 1993. But shouldn’t citizens be given an opportunity to ask? Who’s making the decision to hire Brown? Shouldn’t citizens be involved in this process?



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