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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 »

NYPD Cops Get OK to Sport Turbans, Beards for Religion

Both Sikh and Muslim officers have pushed for policy change

(Newser) - The NYPD announced Wednesday it has revised policy so that police officers can now sport beards and turbans if called for by their religion, the New York Times reports. Per NBC New York , officers must get the green light before showing up for work with either, but once they get... More »

After Hate Crime, Muslim Cop Wants to Talk to Trump

She and other Muslim-American officers want reassurance from Trump

(Newser) - The Muslim police officer who was the victim of an alleged hate crime this month is seeking a meeting with Donald Trump, Yahoo reports. Last Saturday, NYPD officer Aml Elsokary was off-duty when she says she saw a man pushing her teenage son. She says the man called her a... More »

Man Tells Hero Muslim Officer He'll Cut Her Throat: Cops

NYPD officer Aml Elsokary saved a baby from a burning building in 2014

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has arrested a man accused of harassing an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism. The NYPD said Monday that 36-year-old Christopher Nelson has been arrested on charges of menacing as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, the AP reports. Authorities say Officer Aml... More »

NYPD Fatally Shoots Schizophrenic Woman With Bat

Police say Black Lives Matter supporter was screaming at neighbors, lunged at officer

(Newser) - A supporter of Black Lives Matter with schizophrenia was shot dead by police in the Bronx on Tuesday after authorities say she swung a baseball bat at an officer. In the NYPD's telling, officers were responding to a complaint about a woman acting irrationally when they entered 66-year-old Deborah... More »

NYPD Hunts Suspect in Brazen Murder of Imam

Imam, friend were gunned down in broad daylight Saturday as they left prayers

(Newser) - New York City police have released a sketch of the suspect they say fatally shot the leader of a mosque and a friend as they left afternoon prayers. Police say witnesses described the shooter of 55-year-old Imam Maulama Akonjee and 64-year-old Thara Uddin as a man with a medium complexion,... More »

Bill Bratton Resigning as NYPD Commissioner

It's a surprise move

(Newser) - In a surprise move, Bill Bratton is expected to step down as New York City's police commissioner Tuesday, city officials tell ABC News . Bratton had previously been expected to remain in his post through the mayoral election next year. James O'Neill, the current chief of the department, is... More »

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 »

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