Report: Confirmed Complaints Against NYPD Officers Up

NEW YORK (AP) -

Investigators are substantiating more of the complaints made against NYPD officers, according to a new report released Monday.

The agency that probes allegations of police misconduct said that the total number of complaints dropped between 2014 and 2015. But the number of officers with confirmed complaints jumped by 69 percent to 790.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board also found that an increasing number of officers gave false official statements, continuing a five-year trend. There were 60 confirmed false official statements in 2015, a 140 percent increase over 2014.