- By Eric Sanders
- In Abuse of State Power, Blog, Civil Rights Law, Color Discrimination, News, Race Discrimination, Retaliation
Top supervisors of an elite NYPD anti-gun unit allegedly handled white suspects with kid gloves while treating blacks like “animals” deserving of a bullet to the head.
The explosive charges appear in sworn depositions from three members of the firearms suppression unit: two current NYPD detectives and a retired first-grade detective.
Their testimony, part of a federal discrimination lawsuit, details how Captain James Coan and Lieutenant Daniel Davin created a hostile environment for both their black detectives and suspected minority-group gun traffickers, said the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Eric Sanders.