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Mayor Adams Strengthens NYPD Anti-Corruption Efforts with Three New Appointees

Anne Spollen

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former officer for the New York Police Department, just announced three appointments to the Commission to Combat Police Corruption (CCPC). The CCPC is a commission that functions independently, overseeing the anti-corruption activities of the NYPD.

The appointees are Jabbar Collins, who spent 16 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder and is now an accomplished civil rights attorney, and attorneys Benjamin Rosenberg and Randall Jackson. Rosenberg is a Harvard graduate who served as the general counsel for the District Attorney of New York from 2014 to 2016 and the chief trial counsel in the Office of the New York State Attorney General from 2007 to 2008. Jackson, also a Harvard graduate, served as the assistant United States attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York.

“I wore a blue uniform and a bulletproof vest for 22 years to protect the people of this city, and I have also dedicated my life to fighting for more just and equitable policing practices,” said Mayor Adams. “These appointees are committed to ensuring all members of the NYPD, and the institution itself, are held to the highest to the highest ethical standards, and we thank them for answering the call to service.”

"As an independent commission, the CCPC has a vital role to play in ensuring the NYPD’s continuing compliance with anti-corruption measures,” said Chief Counsel to City Hall Brendan McGuire. “These appointees represent a broad spectrum of experience and viewpoints, and we are looking forward to the combined talent and expertise they will bring to this body.”

“Corruption in any form undermines the integrity of our entire justice system,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks III. “These new members bring a fresh perspective to the commission to determine how we not only root out corruption but prevent it. I thank these new appointees for their dedication to ensuring accountability in the NYPD and safeguarding the core principles of law enforcement.”

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