US officer admits 300 attacks
Friday 01 October 1993
Once Officer Bernard Cawley, he is now prisoner Cawley, a six-foot hunk of a man serving time for trying to sell handguns and drugs he and another officer had confiscated from their victims. Before he was finally taken off the streets, he told the commission, he had beaten between 300 and 400 people and broken into an average of five apartments a night.
The hearings, called the Mollen Commission, are being held at the request of New York's Mayor, David Dinkins, after the arrest of six officers in Brooklyn on drug trafficking charges. The aim is to evaluate the scale of the corruption in the 30,000-member New York force and to recommend safeguards against abuses.
'Did you beat people up who you arrested?' Cawley was asked. 'No,' he replied. 'We just beat people up in general. If they're on the street, hanging around drug locations. It was . . . to show who was in charge.' Another former policeman, Kevin Hambury, said he and 20 other officers searched more than 100 cocaine dealers and stole their money.
Most of the events took place from 1985 to 1990 and the current city police chief, Raymond Kelly, says the hearings are 'one-sided'.
Britain First criticised for using actress's memory to draw attention to their 'hate-filled home page'
Emergency call 'started off dumb, but got pretty serious'
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo
Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery rumours: 'I'm living a more fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
FCKH8: YouTube reinstates provocative anti-sexism video showing young girls swearing
Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
£40000 - £50000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£30000 - £35000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£35000 - £40000 Per Annum Excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd:...
£47,334 - £59,058 per annum: Coventry University: The Centre for Agroecology, ...