Three city lawmakers introduced a package of legislation that they say will ensure the New York City public school system, among the most segregated in the country, increases diversity.
New York City will soon start rejecting some requests from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants for deportation, except in limited circumstances, under a package of bills the City Council passed overwhelmingly last week.
The City University of New York’s board of trustees will vote to enact a new policy that will determine how its 24 schools across the city will address cases of sexual assault and harassment amid growing concerns nationwide over college officials failing to investigate alleged cases.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton appointed four new members, including a former civil rights lawyer, a law professor and former U.S. attorney, a retired NYPD sergeant and a retired transit police chief to sit on the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
A Brooklyn man who spent nearly 30 years in prison after he was wrongly convicted of murder is expected to be released Wednesday.
The State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed sexual consent policy that will address how the university system will prevent, investigate and prosecute cases of alleged sexual assault on its campuses.
In a blunt message, the first of its kind by the city’s top cop, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department William Bratton made it clear that officers who abused their authority are “poisoning the well” and will be aggressively removed from his department.
By the end of this year, the New York City Department of Corrections will end a longstanding practice, solitary confinement of adolescents, in which 16- and 17-year-old inmates are locked in a cell for more than 23 hours a day without any human contact for months.
The family of Eric Garner, a Staten Island man who died after being placed in an apparent prohibited chokehold by a police officer in July, plans to sue the city and the New York Police Department for $75 million.
An expert forensic pathologist hired by the attorneys representing the family of Eric Garner, whose death was ruled a homicide after an apparent police chokehold that Police Commissioner William Bratton said is prohibited, concurs with the city’s medical examiner’s autopsy report, which stated that Garner died of neck compression.