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Former NYPD Captain, turned criminal defense attorney, talks with Ralph & Cayman about the state of America's justice system and the ways we could reform it.


Systems Thinking Approach to Addressing Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men
A Systems Thinking Approach to Addressing Police Shootings of Unarmed Black Men

Opinions | I used to be a police chief. This is why it’s so hard to fire bad cops. By Daniel Oates  6/12/2020 (Former Miami Beach, Aurora & Ann Arbor Police Chief)


Mr. Robert Brown founded the Law Offices of Robert E. Brown, PC in 2006. Since then, he has represented thousands of clients – and with a very high case success rate. Before opening his own firm, Mr. Brown worked as a lawyer for the international firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and the renowned firm of Slotnick, Shapiro & Crocker — a leading criminal defense and matrimonial boutique. Prior to his law career, Mr. Brown was a member of the New York City Police Department. He retired as a Captain from the 5th Precinct, located in Chinatown.

Because of his extensive experience in both federal and state courts and as an expert in police procedures, Mr. Brown has appeared as a legal analyst on CNN and Tru TV and has been a guest lecturer at Cardozo Law School. Mr. Brown is also an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, where he teaches a distance learning course in Real Estate Law. He has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, PIX11, and FOX, and in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, DNA Info, Buzzfeed, and the New York Law Journal. Mr. Brown is also a guest lecturer at Michigan Law School, Brooklyn Law School, Cardozo Law School and St. John’s School, of Law.

Early beginnings in law enforcement…

As a Captain, Mr. Brown was the Executive Officer of the Fifth Precinct, located in Chinatown. He supervised over two-hundred members of the Police Department including lieutenants, sergeants, detectives and police officers. Mr. Brown created the innovative Premise Inspection Program using various laws and ordinances to combat illegal Asian Gang activities. He targeted gambling and prostitution operations in Chinatown and closed down several such locations.

As a Lieutenant, Mr. Brown was the Commanding Officer and Chief Investigator of the NYPD’s Special Prosecutor’s Office. As such, he conducted administrative interrogations (GO-15’s) of police personnel accused of high-profile corruption and serious misconduct. Mr. Brown also conducted a Department-wide review of all open criminal cases against members of the NYPD and made recommendations regarding strategy and penalties.

While a member of the NYPD, Mr. Brown targeted criminal enterprises and supervised joint operations with city, state and federal agencies. He was assigned as an investigator to the Drug Enforcement Administration and Queens Narcotics District.

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