October 24

NYPD to Hire 900 recruits in November 2020

Recently announced that the NYPD will appoint 900 Police Officer candidates in November 2020. It has been a long wait.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-new-nypd-academy-class-20201023-sa4uljoeljbddhskxltbdhbs6u-story.html#nt=pf-double%20chain~top-version1~flex%20feature~curated~nypd-7p~SA4ULJOELJBDDHSKXLTBDHBS6U~1~1~6~7~art%20yes

https://nypost.com/2020/10/23/nypd-adding-900-recruits-but-still-short-of-2019-after-defund-push/

October 14

Appeal of NYPD disqualification/Civil Service Disqualification

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Daubman v Nassau County Civ. Serv. Commn., 195 AD2d 602 (2nd Dept 1993).
• The applicant, a police officer, applied for a position with the police department and passed the requisite examinations. The commission determined that the applicant was disqualified from eligibility based on an X-ray that revealed the presence of a back condition. The commission’s physician speculated that the condition could render the applicant more susceptible to a serious disability if he suffered a future back injury.
• The court held that the commission unlawfully discriminated against the applicant based on his mere membership in a class of persons with the same condition instead of on an individualized assessment of his particular abilities.
• The court held that the determination was arbitrary and capricious because it was premised upon speculation regarding possible future disability rather than fact or concrete medical evidence that the applicant was rendered unfit to perform his duties as a result of his condition.
• On appeal, the court granted the applicant’s petition, annulled the determination of the commission, and reinstated the applicant to the status of an eligible candidate for the position of police officer with the county.
• The court stated that there was no showing petitioner’s condition rendered him incapable of performing in reasonable manner activities involved in being a police officer. Furthermore, the court held that the Commission’s determination was premised solely upon speculation regarding possible future disability, and the record contains no concrete medical evidence demonstrating petitioner would likely be rendered unfit to perform police duties in the future as a consequence of his condition. Most importantly, the court decided that the Commission’s determination was arbitrary and capricious because it was premised upon speculation rather than fact.

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October 14

NYPD disqualification appeal process.

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog | Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin

Below is a link to my PowerPoint video describing the NYPD disqualification, FDNY disqualification, Department of Correction disqualification and other disqualification processes.

If you have questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

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October 13

What are the rights of disqualified NYPD Candidates?

NYPD used facial recognition and pics of Woody Harrelson to arrest a man |  VentureBeat

DCAS is New York City’s personnel department. DCAS has delegated the task of investigating applicants to the NYPD. You can appeal a NYPD disqualification. Applicants who are disqualified from appointment may challenge an agency’s findings on the grounds that such findings were made in bad faith or were arbitrary and capricious.

There are three potential appeals:

NOPD – Notice of Proposed Disqualification. Based on NYS Civil Service Law 50(4) a hiring agency must give a disqualified candidate an opportunity to provide explanations for a proposed disqualification in writing.

NOD – Notice of Disqualification. A disqualified candidate’s next appeal is to the Civil Service Commission.

If the disqualification is upheld by the Civil Service Commission the candidate can file an Article 78 lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court in the County concerned.

If you have any questions about your disqualification and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040.

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October 12

NYPD Disqualification

Your NYPD Psychological Appeal is your one chance to choose an expert and obtain your NYPD records.

I am a NYPD disqualification appeals lawyer for more than 17 years and have been assisting disqualified NYPD candidates who received either a Notice of Proposed Disqualification for psychological reasons or a Final Notice of Disqualification for psychological reasons from the NYPD.

On the Notice of Proposed Disqualification letter, the candidate is given an opportunity to select an expert and have the NYPD psychological file sent to that expert for review and preparation of a rebuttal report. If the disqualified candidate does not respond to the Notice of Proposed Disqualification the NYPD psychological file will NOT be released.

It is crucial that the disqualified candidate select a psychologist familiar with the appeals process to assist them. ONCE YOU SELECT AN EXPERT TO ASSIST YOU IN YOUR APPEAL YOU WILL MOST LIKELY BE UNABLE TO CHANGE YOUR CHOICE LATER.

Also selecting a psychologist that the candidate formerly had a counseling session with is a poor choice.

If you have questions about your NOPD or NOD and would like to schedule a free consultation at my Mineola office please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040 to discuss your options.

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