The NYPD plans to make its internal discipline process a little more transparent by posting the cases on its website — but without identifying the officers.
The department said Tuesday that it will start posting summaries of cases against cops and the penalties they might face.
The program could start as early as next week.
“Anything that we’ve done over the last four years, specifically the last 18 months, is to build trust with people of the city to make sure we can continue to push crime down,” NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said at One Police Plaza.
“We’re down in homicides, shootings and overall crime again, and to do that we have to have the trust of the people of the city. So we do have to make sure our disciplinary system becomes more transparent and I’ve stated that numerous times.”
The summaries will include how many years the officers involved have on the job.
However, in keeping with 50a — the section of state civil rights law that shields cops’ personnel records from public disclosure — the summaries will not include the officers’ names.
Still, the Detectives’ Endowment Association bristled at the disclosure of the information to the public.
“The DEA views the release of any identifiable information or information that can be linked to a detective as a breach of our protections provided under 50a,” union president Michael J. Palladino said in a statement.