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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 »

Undercover Cop Guilty in NYC Biker Attack

Mass motorcycle ride would be 'mayhem,' he told handler

(Newser) - An undercover NYPD detective was acquitted yesterday of the most serious charges but convicted of lesser crimes for his role in a highway melee in which motorcyclists pulled an SUV driver out his window and pummeled him in front of his wife and toddler. Detective Wojciech Braszczok and his co-defendant,... More »

How to Clear NYC's 1.2M Warrant Backlog: Amnesty

NYPD commish floats idea to resolve wave of old, minor infractions

(Newser) - New York City has 1.2 million open warrants like Sheila Beasley's—she was issued a summons in 2008 over an unleashed dog, then arrested three years later, for which she's now suing—affecting people who risk arrest for sometimes decades-old low-level infractions such as drinking in public... More »

NYPD Cop Shot in Head Dies

Brian Moore taken off life support after 2 days

(Newser) - Brian Moore, the NYPD officer shot in the head Saturday night by a suspect who was fiddling with something in his waistband, died today of his injuries after a two-day struggle that ultimately ended with his family removing life support, reports the New York Post . The 25-year-old is the first... More »

NYPD Cop Shot in Head

Officer in stable condition after suspect opens fire

(Newser) - An NYPD officer is in critical but stable condition this morning after being shot in the head last night by a suspect he and his partner approached after noticing the man was "adjusting an object in his waistband" suspiciously, commissioner Bill Bratton says. As the New York Daily News... More »

4 Swedish Cops Bust Up Fight on NYC Subway

Bratton thanks them publicly, but one says it was 'no big deal'

(Newser) - NYPD chief William Bratton is thanking four Swedish law enforcement officers who broke up a fight on the subway this week. Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, and Eric Jansberger were headed to see a Broadway performance of Les Miserables on Wednesday when a fight broke out between two men... More »

NBA Player: Cops Broke My Ankle

Thabo Sefolosha says police caused injuries during April 8 arrest

(Newser) - Professional basketball players risk season-ending injuries every day on the court. But Thabo Sefolosha of the Atlanta Hawks says his broken fibula and torn ligaments weren't suffered during a game, but during an incident with the NYPD. "I will simply say that I am in great pain, have... More »

NY Judge Slams 'Legend' Cop, Frees Man After 23 Years

Detective engaged in 'false and misleading practices,' she says

(Newser) - "There's a saying, when it's too good to be true, it usually is," a Brooklyn judge said yesterday, blasting the methods of retired NYPD detective Louis Scarcella and freeing a man Scarcella sent to prison for a 1991 murder. She overturned the conviction of Rosean Hargrave,... More »

NYPD Cop Loses It on Uber Driver—on Video

Patrick Cherry apologizes, has been relieved of his badge

(Newser) - An NYPD detective has apologized after video of him absolutely unloading on a Uber driver went viral, with Patrick Cherry telling NBC New York , "I apologize. I sincerely apologize." It seems the driver had honked at Cherry for failing to use his blinker when parking. "When I... More »

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