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With a 'Smirk,' Weinstein Turns Himself In to NYPD

Disgraced film producer will reportedly be brought up on charges of rape, forced oral sex

(Newser) - "Today a man whose actions were so egregious that they spawned a global reckoning has been taken into custody." That man, described in a tweet by the Time's Up organization, is Harvey Weinstein, who USA Today says turned himself in to the NYPD and Manhattan District Attorney'... More »

NYPD Cop Killed in Crash of Maserati on Wedding Night

A second officer in the car also was killed; they were off duty

(Newser) - A 31-year-old New York City cop was killed in a car crash Sunday night just hours after getting married and only a mile from his wedding reception. A second officer also was killed, reports CBS New York . Police say new groom Michael Colangelo and 39-year-old John Martinez were killed about... More »

Mario Batali Accused of Drugging, Assaulting Woman

She said she blacked out after dining with celebrity chief

(Newser) - Justice may be served to a celebrity chef accused of sexual misconduct: Mario Batali, who stepped away from his restaurant empire last year amid allegations of misconduct, is now under criminal investigation by the NYPD, Eater reports. The department confirmed the investigation to CBS ' 60 Minutes, which aired a... More »

A 'Hole' May Have Led to Fatal Shooting of NYC Man

Beat cops knew Saheed Vassell was mentally ill, but the officers who responded may not have

(Newser) - More details in the case of Saheed Vassell , an unarmed, mentally ill 34-year-old man shot and killed by NYC police. Four cops opened fire on Vassell in Brooklyn on Wednesday after 911 calls came in saying a man was pointing a silver firearm at people; after Vassell was shot, it... More »

NYC Must Pay $180K to Women Forced to Remove Hijabs

The Muslim women claimed their religious rights were violated

(Newser) - The city of New York has reached settlements with three Muslim women who filed complaints after their lawyers say they were forced to remove their hijabs following their arrests. The New York Daily News reports that the settlements were filed on Monday and total $180,000 in damages after the... More »

NYPD Opens Inquiry Into Russell Simmons

Another woman comes forward to accuse him of an attempted sexual assault

(Newser) - Russell Simmons is now the subject of an NYPD investigation, with 12 women accusing the music mogul of sexual misconduct including rape . The investigation was launched based on accounts published by the Los Angeles Times and New York Times this week, reports CNN . "We were made aware of the... More »

NYPD Officer Acquitted in Road Rage Killing

Wayne Isaacs was off duty when he shot and killed Delrawn Small

(Newser) - A New York City police officer charged with killing an unarmed man in an apparent road rage shooting was acquitted of murder and manslaughter on Monday, the AP reports. A Brooklyn jury returned the verdict at the trial of Wayne Isaacs, who was off duty on July 4, 2016, when... More »

2 New York Detectives Charged With Raping Teen

The detectives are accused of assaulting a teenage girl in custody

(Newser) - Two detectives in the New York Police Department were charged with rape, kidnapping, and official misconduct Monday morning. In a 50-count indictment, the Brooklyn district attorney's office alleges detectives Edward Martins and Richard Hall, while working with an anti-drug squad in the Coney Island neighborhood on Sept. 15, pulled... More »

Father and Son, Both 9/11 Responders, Have Died

FDNY's Raymond and Robert Alexander passed away within a year of each other

(Newser) - They were healthy, with no history of cancer in the family, but within a year of each other, a father and son have died—the 76-year-old dad last year after fighting seven different cancers over 13 years. The common link: Both Raymond Alexander and his son, Robert, who died Monday... More »

NYPD Officer Becomes Father 2.5 Years After Death

Sperm was frozen after Liu was killed in the line of duty

(Newser) - A New York City police officer has become a father more than two years after he was killed in the line of duty. Wenjian Liu was 32 years old and had been married for less than three months when he was shot and killed alongside fellow officer Rafael Ramos on... More »

GF of Man Who Killed Bronx Cop Details Scary Days Before Murder

Despite her 911 calls, she says cops didn't arrive in time to help BF with mental illness

(Newser) - Before Alexander Bonds shot a police officer in the Bronx on the night of July 4, he claimed lights from passing cars were a code only he could understand, his girlfriend tells the New York Times . The unnamed woman, who'd spent the previous four days with Bonds, says her... More »

Amid Trump Jr. Mess, 2 Big Stories Got Underplayed

Mosul and the slaying of an NYPD officer, writes Peggy Noonan

(Newser) - Three big stories unfolded this week, writes Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal . The problem is that while one of them—the Donald Trump Jr. saga —got wall-to-wall coverage, the other two didn't get anywhere near the attention they deserved. The first is the recapturing of Mosul... More »

Nightclub's 1985 Time Capsule Causes Evacuation in NYC

Letters to the future were stored, buried in WWII practice bomb

(Newser) - Back in 1985, the staff of famous New York City nightclub Danceteria (which was featured in Madonna's Desperately Seeking Susan, per CBS New York ) buried a time capsule that looked like a WWII bomb. "I kind of mentioned it as a joke back then," the former... More »

Killed NYPD Cop Was 'Fighter,' Mother of 3

Family, friends remember Miosotis Familia, who was fatally shot this week

(Newser) - "She was a fighter, she was tough—and that was the job for her," Miosotis Familia's nephew tells the New York Times . Family, friends, and coworkers are mourning the loss of the NYPD officer and Bronx native who was fatally shot early Wednesday only a few miles... More »

NYPD Officer Shot to Death While in Her Police Vehicle

Miosotis Familia was shot in the head in apparent ambush

(Newser) - A New York City cop was shot to death in the Bronx overnight Tuesday in an apparent ambush. NYPD authorities say Miosotis Familia, 48, was sitting in her police vehicle about 12:30am when a gunman walked up and shot her in the head, reports DNA Info . Familia, a 12-year-veteran,... More »

NYPD Is Knocking Cellphones Out of People's Hands: Report

Abundance of cameras has made some cops in NYC jumpy

(Newser) - A civilian review panel tasked with investigating complaints against New York City cops has spotted a trend: NYPD officers knocking cellphones and other video recording devices out of the hands of concerned citizens. In a three-year analysis of complaints against city officers starting in 2014, the Civilian Complaint Review Board... More »

Subway Rider Allegedly Picks Wrong Person to Rub Against

Osa Ayanru allegedly pushed privates onto plainclothes cop

(Newser) - NYPD Detective Jennifer Rosario was on the job, keeping an eye out for crime while riding a Harlem-bound subway in Manhattan on Wednesday, reports the New York Daily News . She just probably didn't imagine she'd be the victim. Police say the plainclothes officer felt something repeatedly touch her... More »

Her Dad Was Killed on 9/11. Now She's on NYPD, Too

Brittney Roy joins the police force, like her father before her

(Newser) - The daughter of a New York Police Department officer killed in the 9/11 attacks is now a member of the force herself. Brittney Roy of Massapequa Park on Long Island was sworn in Thursday along with 473 other recruits, reports the AP . Her father, Sgt. Timothy Roy, had been assigned... More »

Protecting Trump Tower Is Cheaper Than Expected

Cost was $24M from Election to Inauguration Day

(Newser) - Good news for taxpayers: Though the NYPD initially said it would need $35 million to protect then-President-elect Trump, his family, and Trump Tower between Election Day and Inauguration Day, it actually managed the feat for $24 million, according to a letter from police commissioner James P. O'Neill asking Congress... More »

Paralyzed NYPD Cop Who Urged Forgiveness Dies at 59

Steven McDonald, shot by teen in Central Park in '86, traveled world to spread message

(Newser) - Steven McDonald spent the last 30 years of his life in a wheelchair, but the NYPD officer shot by a teen in Central Park chose forgiveness, becoming "an international emblem," per CNN . McDonald died Tuesday at a Long Island hospital at age 59, just days after suffering a... More »

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