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The 🤬 Ass NYPD Are All Up in Their Feels Behind "Squealing Like a Stuck Pig" Comment

Maximus Rex
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edited February 2016 in For The Grown & Sexy
EXCLUSIVE: CCRB chairman says police unions are ‘squealing like a stuck pig’ for calling for his removal
BY JOHN MARZULLI Thursday, February 25, 2016,

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ccrb-boss-police-unions-squealing-stuck-pig-article-1.2543106


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Richard Emery, the chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, says police unions won't drive him out of office.

Those, Mr. Chairman, are fighting words.

The embattled chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board lashed out Wednesday at police unions, likening their calls for his removal to “squealing like a stuck pig.”

In his first public response to a controversy over his law firm representing a man suing a sergeant and a cop who were investigated by the CCRB, Richard Emery vowed that the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association are “not going to drive me out.”

“I was chosen by Bill de Blasio because of my extensive knowledge of police cases,” Emery told the Daily News. “I’m not going to deprive the public and people who are abused by police officers of having access to excellent lawyers because some union is squealing like a stuck pig.”

Emery said the unions have seized on the lawsuit issue revealed by The News like “some small scrap of meat” to undermine the improvements he’s made to CCRB, including a 60% increase in substantiated complaints.

“I take their criticism as a sign of respect,” he said. “They’re taking us seriously.”

The presidents of the two police unions expressed outrage over Emery’s use of the word “pig,” which carries the inflammatory sting of an epithet against cops.

“Mr. Emery’s reference to police officers as ‘pigs’ betrays his unshakable contempt for the men and women of the NYPD who have risked their lives to make New York the safest big city in the world,” said sergeants union leader Ed Mullins.


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BA President Patrick Lynch was fuming after Emery's comments toward police unions.

PBA President Patrick Lynch said, “such a person should have no role in an agency charged with conducting fair and impartial investigations.”

The city Conflicts of Interest Board granted Emery permission to keep his name on his civil rights firm. The firm is also permitted to sue the city, but Emery must recuse himself from matters involving the CCRB.

But the union has argued that Emery is tone deaf to the appearance of having a financial interest in suing cops at the same time he serves at the CCRB.

A review by The News found that his firm has racked up more than $1 million in settlements and legal fees from lawsuits against the city and NYPD cops since he was appointed in July 2014.


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Ed Mullins, president of the Seargents Benevolent Association, also expressed outrage over Emery's use of the word "pig."

“This is the first time we’re actually going to see a CCRB function properly, and I think it’s going to be a breath of fresh air,” de Blasio said at the time.

Emery pointed out that the half-dozen lawsuits were all filed before he became CCRB chairman and only one involved a review board investigation, which was completed well before he was even at the agency.

But Emery conceded that there are internal discussions at the firm about withdrawing from representing Stefon Luckey, a Queens man who retained his firm earlier this month, after the CCRB substantiated his complaint and prosecuted an NYPD sergeant for improper use of pepper spray. Luckey is also suing a cop who was investigated by the CCRB in the mistaken-identity arrest of tennis pro James Blake last year.

City Hall didn’t directly respond to Emery’s “stuck pig” comment.

“All members of the CCRB are appointed based on their demonstrated commitment to fair, ethical and objective investigations,” de Blasio spokeswoman Monica Klein said Wednesday.

With Erin Durkin


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  • Maximus Rex
    Maximus Rex Pulchritudo in Conspectu Regis The EmpreyanMembers Posts: 6,354 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CCRB Chairman Richard Emery apologizes for calling NYPD unions ‘pigs’
    BY JOHN MARZULLI Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016


    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ccrb-chairman-apologizes-nypd-union-pigs-remark-article-1.2544056


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    Richard Emery's inflammatory use of the word "pig" which cops consider to be an epithet hurled by police-haters, was made in an interview with The Daily News,

    The head of the Civilian Complaint Review Board did an about-face on Thursday, claiming he meant no harm by saying police unions were “squealing like a stuck pig.”

    The mea culpa came shortly after Gov. Cuomo publicly suggested Richard Emery apologize or resign. The Emery apology came in a statement released by the CCRB.

    “I have never and never would use the word ‘pig’ to refer to police officers,” said Emery, the board chairman. "I have the utmost respect for policing as a civic function and police officers as people and publicly servants who selflessly serve us all.

    "To the extent that anyone was offended by my poor choice of words, I apologize and want to make clear that nothing I said was directed at our superb public servants," he said.

    The drama erupted after the CCRB boss said police unions were “squealing like a stuck pig” after cops complained that his law firm’s representation of plaintiffs who have made CCRB complaints and are suing the city was a conflict of interest.

    It is widely known that “pig” is an anti-police slur. The comment was first reported by the Daily News in a story about the escalating tension between Emery and two police unions — the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

    Emery, a fiery litigator who has never been one to shy away from firing back at an opponent, apparently realized that he had gone too far with the "stuck pig" comment. Just before Emery expressed his regrets, Cuomo said the CCRB chairman should apologize or resign "because if he's not fair minded he can't do the job."

    The unions called for Emery’s removal after The News revealed that his law firm was recently retained by a Queens man suing a sergeant and cop who were investigated by the CCRB.


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    Edward Mullins, the president of the sergeants union, said Emery is a skilled lawyer who chooses his words carefully.

    "He used the term 'pig' knowing that it was disrespectful," Mullins told The News. "He knew exactly what he was saying and how it would be interpreted."

    PBA President Patrick Lynch wasn't in a forgiving mood, either.

    "Emery cannot take back his words and his apology is disingenuous at best," Lynch said. “The CCRB is too important an office to have an anti-police, political appointee who makes money on the backs of our cops. We thank Governor Cuomo for his continued support of our police officers but we believe that Richard Emery should be dismissed or resign now."

    Emery, a veteran civil rights lawyer, was appointed by Mayor de Blasio in July 2014 with the mandate to revamp the way CCRB investigates allegations of police misconduct that include improper stop-and-frisk encounters, illegal searches, excessive force, discourtesy and foul language.

    There has been a 60% increase in substantiated complaints on Emery's watch, which has led to more cops getting disciplined.

    The mayor has been pleased with the results, but he also condemned Emery's "pig" comment.

    "It was very insensitive language," said de Blasio. "He shouldn't have done it."


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    Emery, a longtime civil rights lawyer with a successful practice, was appointed to the CCRB in July 2014 by Mayor de Blasio to revamp the agency.

    When he took the CCRB job, Emery received permission from the city's Conflicts of Interest Board to keep his name on the law firm, but he must recuse himself at the agency from any matter involving any client of the firm.

    Emery said Thursday that the law firm is taking a further step that is not required by the Conflicts Board — the firm will turn away a client if their complaint was substantiated by a CCRB panel that included Emery.

    Emery's salary from the CCRB last year was only $59,166, but he shares in the fees, settlements, and awards stemming from his law firm's work. A review by The News found that Emery's firm racked up lawsuit settlements and legal fees from the city totaling more than $1 million since he was appointed to the CCRB.

    He said he will explore the possibility of walling himself off from the profits derived from suits that involve the CCRB.

    But the sergeants union president said that's not good enough.

    "The fact that he is profiting from his position cannot be erased until his firm stops taking cases against police officers or he steps down from the CCRB," Mullins said.

    The PBA is filing a Freedom of Information request with the Conflicts of Interest Board for all the documents and communications related to Emery's appointment and how he described to the COIB his continued relationship his law firm, according to a union source.

    Emery said he is not allowed to disclose whether he participated in the CCRB investigations of the NYPD sergeant and the cop who are being sued by plaintiff Stefon Luckey. The CCRB substantiated an allegation of improper use of pepper spray by Sgt. Jared Hospedales against Luckey who dropped his original lawyer and hired Emery's firm earlier this month.

    Luckey is also suing Officer James Frascatore who the CCRB in a separate complaint by tennis pro James Blake, cited for using excessive force. Emery said his firm may withdraw from the Luckey civil case.

    With Glenn Blain, Jennifer Fermino


    There needs to be an understanding that until these hypocritical corrupt, sadistic and brutally savage, and murderous muthafuckas start showing some empathy and being contrite for the heinous 🤬 they do to people, (especially black people,) WE AIN'T APOLOGIZING FOR 🤬 ! #fuckapigsfeelings.
  • skpjr78
    skpjr78 Members Posts: 7,311 ✭✭✭✭✭
    🤬 the pigs and tell 'em I said it
  • leftcoastkev
    leftcoastkev Nothing left to prove Bay Area, CAMembers Posts: 6,232 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Would they be happier if everyone flipped the social construct in mass and referred to them as niggers instead?
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Smh @ backing down like 🤬 ...
  • BlevlandBoyBool
    BlevlandBoyBool Members Posts: 1,034 ✭✭✭
  • Ghostdenithegawd
    Ghostdenithegawd Up from da 36 chambers HarlemMembers Posts: 16,231 ✭✭✭✭✭