Top NYPD chief Jeffrey Maddrey abused power when interfering in arrest of former colleague in Brooklyn, watchdog says


The NYPD’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey, abused his authority when he interfered in the 2021 arrest of a former colleague accused of menacing teenagers with a gun in Brooklyn, the police watchdog Civilian Complaint Review Board has determined.

The CCRB substantiated abuse of authority charges against Maddrey and recommended that he face “Command Discipline B,” carrying a maximum penalty of 10 docked vacation days, as first reported by news outlet The City. A spokesperson for the CCRB confirmed the authenticity of the charges against Maddrey when reached by amNewYork Metro.