New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton announced Thursday the appointment of Rosemarie Maldonado as the Deputy Commissioner of Trials.
“Ms. Maldonado’s vast legal experience working in New York City government gives her the ability to bring new ideas to the NYPD. Her great knowledge will allow the department to streamline disciplinary processes while ensuring proper actions in each case,” said Police Commissioner Bratton. As Deputy Commissioner, Trials, Rosemarie Maldonado will supervise the New York City Police Department’s administrative judges, who along with her will preside over uniformed and civilian members’ disciplinary trials within the department.
Ms. Maldonado began her legal career in New York City in 1982 for the Office of the Corporation Counsel, where she litigated civil matters in federal and state court in the areas of civil rights and labor law. In 1985, she became Deputy Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on Hispanic Concerns analyzing policies and programs currently administered by municipal agencies to ensure Hispanic access to City programs. She continued to serve New York City in the Office of the Mayor developing and supporting City initiatives in the areas of immigration, community relations and agency operations. As Chief Administrative Law Judge for the New York City Human Rights Commission in 1990, she was responsible for adjudicating discrimination complaints in employment, housing and public accommodations. In 1997, Ms. Maldonado held a position as an administrative law judge for the New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings where she conducted disciplinary hearings as well conducted pretrial settlement meetings and mediation. Ms. Maldonado currently serves as Assistant Vice President and Counsel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Ms. Maldonado holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Psychology from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.