Combating Crime: Mayor Adams and Attorney General James Announce Take Down of Massive Retail Theft and Crime Operation

Joint NYPD and OAG Investigation Charges 41 People for Stealing Millions of Dollars in Luxury and Drug Store Goods and Reselling them on eBay

Combating Crime: Mayor Adams and Attorney General James Announce Take Down of Massive Retail Theft and Crime Operation

New York, NY – May 26, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams speaks during joint announcement with Attorney General Letitia James at AG New York office. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the takedown of a massive retail theft operation in New York City that […]

With NYPD Stop and Frisk Case at Crossroads, Civil Rights Groups Demand Monitoring Reforms

As a new monitor steps in, the judge who issued the landmark 2013 ruling says she’s surprised the saga is still dragging on, with some reforms still unrealized.

With NYPD Stop and Frisk Case at Crossroads, Civil Rights Groups Demand Monitoring Reforms

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY More than eight years ago, then-Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued a landmark order ruling that the NYPD was routinely violating the civil rights of Black and Hispanic New Yorkers through its institutionalized overuse of stopping and frisking citizens for no apparent reason other than their race […]

NYC Mayor-Elect Selects Keechant Sewell to Become the NYPD’s First Female Police Commissioner

NYC Mayor-Elect Selects Keechant Sewell to Become the NYPD’s First Female Police Commissioner

By Rob Frehse, Kristina Sgueglia and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) – New York City will get its first female police commissioner in the new year after Mayor-elect Eric Adams picked Nassau County Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell to take over the nation’s largest police department. “Keechant Sewell is a proven crime fighter with the experience […]

The Bigger Problem Revealed by a Viral Fight Between NYC Police and Subway Riders

The altercation in New York City highlights a deeper problem — and mask mandates are a canary in the coal mine.

The Bigger Problem Revealed by a Viral Fight Between NYC Police and Subway Riders

By Matthew Guariglia, historian of race, policing and state power On Tuesday, a man named Andrew Gilbert approached two New York police officers in a Manhattan subway station and asked why they weren’t wearing masks, in accordance with police department and city public transit policy. As bystanders filmed, the unmasked officers forced Gilbert off the […]

NYPD Gang Database Targeted By City Council Member

NYPD Gang Database Targeted By City Council Member

By Eileen Grinch, THE CITY While the city Department of Investigation readies a much-anticipated watchdog report on the NYPD’s database of alleged gang members, a new City Council bill aims to abolish the list. “It will be a very straightforward bill that would make it so that the gang database will no longer exist,” said […]

NYPD Sergeant Charged With Assault, Attempted Assault During Two Arrests

NYPD Sergeant Charged With Assault, Attempted Assault During Two Arrests

NYPD responds to a student stabbing at the Corona Civic Leadership Academy high school. Sergeant in the School Safety Division with responding officer. – Elmhurst, NY / United States – November 8 2018 (Shutterstock) By Jen Chung, Gothamist The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has charged an NYPD sergeant with assault and attempted assault during two […]

A Federal Appeals Court Has Ruled in Favor of Releasing NYPD Discipline Records

On Tuesday, the 2nd Circuit rejected unions’ appeal to keep NYPD discipline records secret. ProPublica published thousands of those files last year. “The cat is not only out of the bag, it’s running around the streets,” one judge noted then.

A Federal Appeals Court Has Ruled in Favor of Releasing NYPD Discipline Records

By Eric Umansky, ProPublica A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling allowing New York officials to release police discipline records that had been kept secret for decades. In the wake of protests over the killing of George Floyd last spring, New York state repealed its controversial 50-a law that had shielded […]

New York City Paid an NBA Star Millions After an NYPD Officer Broke His Leg. The Officer Paid Little Price.

“When are people going to be held accountable?” asked NBA guard Thabo Sefolosha. A ProPublica review found New York has paid more than $1 billion in recent years to settle suits against officers, who are rarely punished.

New York City Paid an NBA Star Millions After an NYPD Officer Broke His Leg. The Officer Paid Little Price.

NYPD vehicles parked up in a line in New York City. – New York City, USA – Circa October 2018 (Shutterstock) By Mike Hayes, ProPublica Five years ago, NBA guard Thabo Sefolosha was standing outside a nightclub when he was tackled by five New York Police Department officers, one of whom broke his leg with […]

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