New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced three appointments to the Commission to Combat Police Corruption (CCPC). The CCPC serves as an independent commission to monitor the anti-corruption activities of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). Among the new appointees to the commission is Jabbar Collins, who spent 16 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder and is now an accomplished civil rights attorney. Mayor Adams additionally announced the appointment of Benjamin Rosenberg and Randall Jackson. These appointments underscore Mayor Adams’ continued commitment to promoting safety and justice for all New Yorkers.
“I wore a blue uniform and a bulletproof vest for 22 years to protect the people of this city, and I have also dedicated my life to fighting for more just and equitable policing practices,” said Mayor Adams. “These appointees are committed to ensuring all members of the NYPD, and the institution itself, are held to the highest to the highest ethical standards, and we thank them for answering the call to service.”
“As an independent commission, the CCPC has a vital role to play in ensuring the NYPD’s continuing compliance with anti-corruption measures,” said Chief Counsel to City Hall Brendan McGuire. “These appointees represent a broad spectrum of experience and viewpoints, and we are looking forward to the combined talent and expertise they will bring to this body.”
“Corruption in any form undermines the integrity of our entire justice system,” said Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks III. “These new members bring a fresh perspective to the commission to determine how we not only root out corruption but prevent it. I thank these new appointees for their dedication to ensuring accountability in the NYPD and safeguarding the core principles of law enforcement.”
About Jabbar Collins
Jabbar Collins currently serves as president of Horizon Research Services, Limited. He is also a legal analyst at Dave Law, P.C. and a legal analyst for the Law Offices of Thomas Hoffman, P.C. Previously, Collins was a legal analyst for the Law Offices of Andrew Stenge, the Law Offices of David Shaines, and the Law Offices of Joel B. Rudin, P.C. Collins was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1994. In 2010, a federal judge vacated his conviction and released him from prison. Collins earned his associate’s degree from Dutchess Community College.
About Randall Jackson
Randall Jackson is a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. He was a partner at Boies Flexner LLP and the assistant United States attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York. Jackson received his B.A. from Morehouse College and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
About Benjamin Rosenberg
Benjamin Rosenberg is currently the general counsel for Dechert LLP, where he is a partner. He also served as the general counsel for the District Attorney of New York from 2014 to 2016 and the chief trial counsel in the Office of the New York State Attorney General from 2007 to 2008. Rosenberg received his B.A. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.