Roosevelt Island Question And Answer Session With RIOC Public Safety Director Jack McManus - Will Not Tolerate Abuse, PSD Audit, IG Report, Officer Training, Security Cameras, Coaching Youth, Dog Poop & More
Roosevelt Island Public Safety Director Jack McManus At March 12 RIRA PSC Meeting
Roosevelt Island Public Safety Director (PSD) Jack McManus participated in a question and answer session with the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Public Safety Committee and other members of our community on March 12.
Mr. McManus discussed a wide variety of Roosevelt Island Public Safety Issues including:
- the Findings of the Public Safety Audit,
- status of ongoing NY State Inspector General's Investigation regarding brutality allegations against PSD Officers,
- current work status of officers previously accused of brutality during prior PSD Director's tenure,
- training for PSD Officers,
- low morale of PSD Officers prior to his arrival,
- civilian complaint process,
- street security and PSD Officer body cameras,
- deli closing hours issue,
- adding an additional PSD Youth Officer,
- Coaching local youth sports teams,
- legality of having a glass of wine or beer outside on a nice day,
- dog poop and
Mr. McManus emphasized that he will not tolerate any abuse coming from the Public Safety Department and that complaints are down 85% from the 9 months prior to his arrival. He also stressed that its up to everybody, the residents together with the Public Safety Department, to improve the relationship.
Here's the RIRA PSC question and answer with Roosevelt Island Public Safety Director Jack McManus.
Prior to the Q and A with Director McManus, there was a Q and A with NYPD 114 Precinct Commander Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney.
Here's video from September 2013 Q&A with Director McManus.