New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board is now accusing highly decorated officers of misconduct—even when no complaints are filed against them, police sources tell the New York Post.
NYPD Lt. Richard Vetrano and Detective Thomas Woods were subjected to an administrative trial after a bystander at a traffic stop sent the CCRB video of a 2014 incident — in which even the couple involved repeatedly refused to file a complaint.
The CCRB still undertook a probe and ruled the stop improper, citing a lack of reasonable suspicion, the sources said.
“The result is two highly decorated cops — a detective and a lieutenant — were given charges by [the] CCRB,” a source said.
“They’re taking complaints on themselves when even the people who were pulled over said nothing happened,” a high-ranking police source said. “It makes cops not want to do anything.”