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NYPD Corruption Case: Air Travel for Prostitute

Businessman allegedly paid for perk during trip to Vegas with police officials

(Newser) - Charges brought against four men arrested Monday in a widening city corruption probe include lurid claims that a police department commander roomed with a prostitute during a Las Vegas trip as businessmen spent tens of thousands of dollars to ensure uniformed officers were available as their private security force. Two... More »

Run-DMC Rapper Demands Apology From NYPD Head

Darryl McDaniels takes issue with William Bratton calling rappers 'thugs'

(Newser) - Run-DMC's Darryl McDaniels ( not McDonald's ) is demanding an apology after comments made by NYPD commissioner William Bratton following a fatal shooting at a TI concert this week, the Hill reports. Bratton blamed the shooting on "the crazy world of the so-called rap artists who are... More »

NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter Gets House Arrest

He also had his crime reduced to criminally negligent homicide

(Newser) - Facing 15 years in prison on a manslaughter conviction, NYPD officer Peter Liang will avoid jail, instead getting six months of house arrest and five years of probation, NPR reports. Liang, 28, was convicted of killing Akai Gurley in 2014 when he was startled by a noise while patrolling a... More »

NYPD Brass May Have Exchanged Expensive Trips for Favors

20 high-ranking NYPD members have been implicated

(Newser) - Approximately 20 members of NYPD brass, including a number of chiefs, are being implicated in a corruption investigation by the FBI, the New York Times reports. They're suspected of accepting expensive gifts, including tickets to the Super Bowl, according to the New York Daily News . The New York Post... More »

This Is Why You Shouldn't Sleep With Your Phone

Put it on a nightstand, not under your pillow

(Newser) - A tip from the NYPD: "Don't put your cellphone under a pillow when sleeping or when charging your device"—unless you want to set your head on fire. Deputy Inspector Wilson Aramboles of the NYPD's 33rd Precinct shared that message on Twitter on Monday alongside photos... More »

Cop Rushed Lost Guy to Job Interview

Ex-con wants to buy lunch for NYPD officer

(Newser) - An ex-con in New York City ended up riding in the front seat of a police car for the first time after getting lost on his way to a job interview. James Roberts, 58, says he used a free roundtrip bus pass to go to LaGuardia Airport, only to discover... More »

Afghan Bombing Victim: 'Superman' NYPD Detective

Joseph Lemm 'epitomized the selflessness we can only strive for'

(Newser) - An NYPD detective nicknamed "Superman" was among the victims of the largest attack on foreign troops in Afghanistan since August. Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Joseph Lemm, a 15-year NYPD veteran who was on his third tour overseas, was one of six people killed when a suicide bomber on... More »

NYC: We Got Same School Threat, It Was a Hoax

NYPD dismisses it as not-credible, kids go to school

(Newser) - New York City officials say they received the same threat as the one that led to the closure of the Los Angeles school system , but unlike the LAUSD, they quickly concluded that it was a hoax. "Our schools are safe," Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday morning, per... More »

NYPD Union: Boycott 'Cop-Hater' Tarantino's Films

Police union not pleased with director after he called cops 'murderers' at NYC rally

(Newser) - NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was shot dead Tuesday, and by Saturday Quentin Tarantino was in Washington Square Park, protesting "murderers"—not the ones going after cops, but the cops themselves. "When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a... More »

Cops Dredging River Find Gun That Killed Officer

They hope to link weapon to bullet in suspect's backpack

(Newser) - After days of searching, New York City police divers pulled what they think is the gun used in the murder of Officer Randolph Holder from the Harlem River early Sunday, reports the New York Post . If confirmed as the murder weapon, the find would settle what the New York Times... More »

NYPD Officer Killed in Shootout

Officer ran toward danger, commissioner says

(Newser) - A New York City police officer died after being shot in the head in a gun battle while pursuing a suspect following a report of shots fired, police says. "He is the fourth New York City police officer murdered in this city in the last 11 months," Police... More »

Suit: Black Man Did 6 Weeks at Rikers— Over Hoodie

NYC's David Owens lost his job after being accused of crime he didn't commit

(Newser) - A solid alibi did nothing to keep David Owens from getting arrested—because he matched a less-than-credible witness' vague description of a subway thief who was a young black male in a hoodie, the New York Daily News reports. Owens is now suing New York City and 11 NYPD officers... More »

Tennis Star Meets NYC Mayor Over Mistaken Arrest

James Blake says he wants incident to result in lasting change

(Newser) - Former tennis pro James Blake, who was thrown to the ground by a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel and mistakenly arrested, emerged from a meeting with New York City's mayor and police commissioner yesterday saying they were on the same page about the need for lasting change. "We'... More »

Woman: Cops Didn't Believe I Owned BMW, Did This to Me

Kamilah Brock gives her first on-air interview

(Newser) - There's the racial-profiling term "driving while black," but in this case, it's more like "black while driving a BMW." Kamilah Brock—who was arrested last year and thrown into a New York City mental facility—is speaking out about her "frightening eight-day '... More »

NYPD Releases Video of James Blake Takedown

This isn't officer's first excessive-force complaint

(Newser) - The NYPD has released surveillance video of James Blake's takedown by an undercover officer and it's easy to see why the tennis star is angry about it: The video shows the former US No. 1 calmly waiting for a car to the US Open outside Manhattan's Grand... More »

Black Tennis Star: NYPD Slammed Me to the Ground

James Blake believes race was a factor

(Newser) - Former tennis star James Blake says he was slammed to the ground by NYPD officers outside a Manhattan hotel in a case of mistaken identity that he suspects would have turned out differently if he looked like Roger Federer. Blake, who is black, says he was tackled and handcuffed outside... More »

NYPD: Your Desk Won't Save You From a Shooter

Try a filing cabinet if you can't get to a safe room, department suggests

(Newser) - Most mass shootings happen in the workplace and most of them are over before police get there, according to the New York City Police Department, so workers need to know how to react. The NYPD held a training session for members of the media yesterday in response to last week'... More »

NYC Told a Pregnant Cop 'No'—She Fought Back

'I wanted that opportunity,' says Akema Thompson

(Newser) - The sergeant's exam is a crucial step for anyone looking to rise in the ranks of the NYPD, and it's offered on an "as needed" basis, reports Justia.com . In fact, the test held Oct. 19, 2013, was the first time it had been given in two... More »

Eric Garner's Family Settles With NYC

Garner's family sought $75M and got $5.9M

(Newser) - New York City has reached a settlement with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million, almost a year after the 43-year-old died in police custody . The family filed a notice of claim in October, the first step in filing a lawsuit against the city, asking for $75 million.... More »

Cop Accused of Tossing Gross Fluid on Co-Worker

Michael Iscenko, 54, allegedly wanted woman's attention

(Newser) - A New York police sergeant allegedly tossed semen on a co-worker as way of saying that, gosh, he really likes her. Michael Iscenko, 54, is accused of throwing his spunk on an unidentified woman at the office where they work, the Grio reports. Iscenko had already expressed his interest to... More »

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