Yesterday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg named Daniel D. Chu as Chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board. Chairman Chu has been a member of the Board since 2008, and replaces Ernest F. Hart, who has served as Chair since 2009. The Civilian Complaint Review Board is an independent agency created in 1993 to investigate allegations of police misconduct. The Board is comprised of five members designated by the Mayor, five members designated by the City Council, with one representing each of the boroughs, and three members designated by the Police Commissioner.
"I'm glad Daniel Chu will continue his service to the CCRB as Chairman," said Mayor Bloomberg. "He has served as a prosecutor and as an attorney in private practice and brings valuable experience and perspective to the board. I want to thank Ernie Hart for his service on the board and for his leadership as Chair."
"My service on the CCRB has been very fulfilling and I look forward to continuing it as Chair," said Chu. "The CCRB is an important institution in our City and I consider my service on it a great privilege and responsibility. I would like to thank Mayor Bloomberg for giving me the opportunity to continue my public service."
"It has been a pleasure to serve the people of New York as Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board," said Ernie Hart. "Because of my recent appointment to Queensborough Community College, I am stepping down from the CCRB. I have worked closely with Daniel Chu and I am confident he will give the CCRB steady and capable leadership going forward."
Chairman Daniel Chu currently serves as lawyer in private practice, focusing on criminal defense and civil litigation in State and Federal Courts. He previously served as an associate in the law firm Stern & Montana LLP, and as an Administrative Law Judge at the Taxi and Limousine Commission. He began his professional career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney's Office. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association, the Asian American Bar Association of New York and the Queens County Bar Association. Mr. Chu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. He lives in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens.