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In report after report, story after story, there is nothing but bad news from several of our city agencies. If they have any validity, then the NYPD, the Corrections Department, the EMS and EMT and the Civilian Complaint Review Board all may require serious oversight from a federal monitor or the Department of Justice.
Today, in front of the One Plaza police headquarters, The "Stop Mass Incarceration: We're Better Than That!" network and contributors to the "Alliance for Global Justice", called for action against policies that disproportionately target and oppress people of color.
With images of Marlene Pinnock, a black woman brutally beaten by a California Patrol office on July 1 still fresh on the nation’s mind, another more fatal scene was captured on video yesterday from Staten Island.
Investigators from the Hudson County prosecutor’s office are probing a police shooting in Jersey City that left a man dead. Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino says Lavon King, 20, had five open cases in Superior Court for drugs and theft, as well as a pending violation of probation.
Hoping to increase the number of police officers available for local community policing, New York City council members, other public officials and union leaders rallied in support of civilianizing clerical and administrative jobs performed by NYPD officers.
Since Mayor De Blasio took office the NYPD has arrested an average 80 people per month, 86 percent of those were either Black or Latino.
On June 6 petitioners gave testimony at City Hall on how NYPD policy disproportionately affects their communities. Those who attended and spoke to the crowd in attendance feel NYC taxpayers deserve a say in how their money and resources are allocated.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. and New York City Police Department Commissioner William J. Bratton announced today the indictments of 103 members of three rival street gangs that had been terrorizing West Harlem for years.
The Rev. Al Sharpton recently came to the defense of a 14-year-old Bronx boy who underwent emergency surgery to remove pieces of glass from his chest, lungs and heart, and got at least 50 stitches following an altercation with a New York Police Department (NYPD) sergeant who allegedly shoved him into a glass storefront window.
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.
The 29th Precinct in Harlem NYPD is reminding pedestrians to be careful by handing out fliers along 125th Street.
According to New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, officers will be retrained on how to talk to the public
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.
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.
Getting information from the New York Police Department about crimes just got harder.
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
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.
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.