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NYPD disbands Muslim surveillance unit

The NYPD is shutting down a surveillance operation aimed at Muslims. Known as the Demographics Unit, NYPD tactics included going undercover to gather information on Muslims, along with eavesdropping on public conversations among those in the faith.

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NYPD reminds Harlem pedestrians to be careful

The 29th Precinct in Harlem NYPD is reminding pedestrians to be careful by handing out fliers along 125th Street.

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Bratton and de Blasio look to change the ‘language’ of policing

According to New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, officers will be retrained on how to talk to the public

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Record number of prisoners, falsely convicted of crimes, exonerated in 2013

A recent report reveals that a record 87 exonerations occurred in 2013, bringing the total to 1,304 known exonerations in the last 25 years.

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Judge rules NYPD cops must submit to sobriety tests following shootings

Supreme Court Justice Paul Wooten ruled that members of the NYPD must undergo a breathalyzer test immediately following certain shooting incidents, according to a statement released on Jan. 2.

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Journalists no longer have access to NYPD precinct crime logs

Getting information from the New York Police Department about crimes just got harder.

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Council overrides Bloomberg veto

Last week, the New York City Council decided to remind New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that his word isn’t final. The council overrode Bloomberg’s veto regarding the Community Safety Act, voting 39-10 to overturn the veto on the creation of a permanent inspector general for the New York Police Department

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NYPD hires more 911 staffers

Amid rumors that the New York Police Department would put officers on duty taking 911 calls, the city announced a plan on Friday to hire another 150 staffers for its 911 call centers. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters that the callers will be civilian employees of the NYPD. They will answer calls and dispatch NYDP radio cars.

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Profile on, NYPD: Bloomberg does inevitable

You knew it was coming, but many New Yorkers were still left disappointed. On July 23, Mayor Michael Bloomberg vetoed the Community Safety Act (aka the “anti-racial profiling, anti-stop-and-frisk” and “inspector general” bills). Politicians and activists alike had something to say about the veto and what it meant to citizens in the five boroughs.