Here from The Sanders Firm, P.C. is an account of the manner in which the NYPD Trial Room works. In reviewing this information, it will become readily evident that having a seasoned lawyer who understands the process and procedures of the NYPD Trial Room can be a great benefit for a respondent.
According to §14-115 of the N.Y.C. Administrative Code the police commissioner shall have the power in his/her discretion to discipline members of the service. Those members of the service may fined, reprimanded, removed, suspended or dismissed from the force based on only written charges made or those that are proffered against them. After such charges have been examined, heard and investigated by the police commissioner or one of his/her deputies, such formal Charges and Specifications are prosecuted by the Department Advocate’s Office and adjudicated through the Deputy Commissioner Trials in the Trial Room in One Police Plaza, 4th Floor. §1046 of the N.Y.C. Code.
Also within the NYPD Trial Room, the police commissioner, and his/her deputies shall have the power to issue subpoenas, attested in the name of the police commissioner and to exact and compel obedience to any order, subpoena or mandate issued by them and to that end may institute and prosecute any proceedings or action authorized by law in such cases. §14-137 of the N.Y.C. Admin Code.
In the realm of the NYPD Trial Room, the Deputy Commissioner Trials or his/her designee shall make final findings of fact and shall draft a report and recommendation that will be forwarded to the police commissioner for review. §1046 of the N.Y.C. Code. The police commissioner may adopt, reject or modify any such recommended decision, determination or order. §1046.