CAPStat Data Correction and Removal Policies


When working with large data sets, errors are inevitable. We recognize that there may be errors on our site and appreciate any feedback to correct those errors. We will work to quickly fix any errors brought to our attention in accordance with the following policies:

  1. Things we will change:
    1. Any information (payroll, news, lawsuits, disciplinary allegations) that does not accurately reflect the public record
    2. Any information (payroll, news, lawsuits, disciplinary allegations) that corresponds to the wrong officer
    3. Updates to outdated information, such as lawsuits marked as pending that have since been settled or dismissed
    4. Any incorrect officer identifiers, such as start dates, shield#s, or commands
    5. Additional lawsuits or allegations identified through public sources
    6. Incorrect categorizations of lawsuit or disciplinary allegations
  2. Things we will not change:
    1. Payroll information (salary, rank, overtime) that differs from NYC Payroll Data. Having a single, official source maintains the integrity of our data. If there are errors, you should contact the Office of Payroll Administration.

We will review requests for the removal of data on a case by case basis and respond accordingly. We also understand that some lawsuits or disciplinary allegations may have been dismissed. While we will not remove this data, we will do our best to make sure that our site accurately reflects the outcomes of the allegations.

  1. Things we will remove:
    1. Any confidential information that is not a matter of public record
    2. News articles that have been removed from all other web sources
    3. Information that has successfully been removed from search engines and public record
  2. Things we will not remove:
    1. An active officer’s profile
    2. An active officer’s misconduct allegations that are publicly archived