Resisting Arrests: 15% of Cops Make 1/2 of Cases

Resisting Arrests: 15% of Cops Make 1/2 of Cases by WNYC

From the webpage:

Police departments around the country consider frequent charges of resisting arrest a potential red flag, as some officers might add the charge to justify use of force. WNYC analyzed NYPD records and found 51,503 cases with resisting arrest charges since 2009. Just five percent of arresting officers during that period account for 40% of resisting arrest cases — and 15% account for more than half of such cases.

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Statistics can be simple, direct and very effective.

First question: What has the police department done to lower those numbers for the 5% of the officers in question?

Second question: Who are the officers in the 5%?

Without transparency there is no accountability.

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