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NYPD Caught Editing Eric Garner Wikipedia Entry

Capital New York traces IP addresses to headquarters

(Newser) - Anyone keeping a close eye on the Death of Eric Garner page at Wikipedia might have noticed a series of edits, some more subtle than others, that cast the NYPD in a positive light. Capital New York reveals the reason: They were made by people at the NYPD. The website... More »

NYPD's New Training Tool: Patrick Swayze Flick

'Be nice,' Swayze's 'Road House' character admonishes

(Newser) - The NYPD could learn a little something ... from Patrick Swayze? Amid rampant criticism , it seems the department has turned to an unlikely source to teach officers how they should behave. Sources tell the New York Post that during a mandatory three-day retraining course for 22,000 officers, instructors are showing... More »

NYPD Cop Indicted in Fatal Shooting

Rookie officer will face criminal charges in Brooklyn death

(Newser) - A rookie cop with the NYPD will face criminal charges after shooting an unarmed black man to death in a stairwell, reports the Wall Street Journal . A Brooklyn grand jury indicted Peter Liang, 27, on charges of second-degree manslaughter in the November shooting of Akai Gurley, 28, reports the Daily ... More »

NYPD Revolt Wanes? Arrests Inch Back Up

Still down compared to a year ago: 'New York Times'

(Newser) - After two police officers were gunned down in New York last month, police appeared to cut way back on arrests and summonses , a fact NYPD chief William Bratton confirmed last week. Now those numbers are finally beginning to climb again, though they remain well below last year's levels, the... More »

Chokeholds Not Rare in the NYPD, Investigation Finds

Review finds physical response often first reaction to 'verbal resistance'

(Newser) - The controversial chokehold used on Eric Garner before his July death isn't the only time the NYPD has relied on the maneuver. A report released today by the police department's inspector general found that in several cases over the past five years, the banned tactic was an officer'... More »

Court: Time for NYPD to Explain Its X-Ray Vans

Dept. to appeal after freedom-of-information battle

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has unmarked vans that can X-ray nearby objects, and the public knows little about them: how many the department has, who's being examined, or what the vehicles cost, for example. To learn more about the vans—whose radiation could raise health concerns— ProPublica filed... More »

Suspects in Custody After 2 NYPD Cops Shot

Wounded officers are recuperating in the hospital

(Newser) - Police have arrested the suspected gunman who shot and wounded two plainclothes NYPD officers last night after a robbery. They've also got his alleged accomplice in the robbery, reports the New York Times . Police say both men fled the scene after last night's shooting but were arrested hours... More »

NYC Cops Have Stopped Giving Out Parking Tickets

Down 93% over week ending Sunday compared to same period year prior

(Newser) - It's been a good week to be a lazy car-parker in New York City. The police precinct that patrols Coney Island didn't hand out a single parking or traffic ticket in the week ending Sunday; in fact, those tickets were down 93% and 92% citywide, respectively, over the... More »

2 NYPD Officers Shot, Wounded

They were investigating Bronx robbery

(Newser) - Two New York City police officers responding to a robbery in the Bronx were shot and wounded last night and a manhunt is underway for at least two suspects, authorities say. The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx with non-life-threatening injuries. One officer was wounded in... More »

At 2nd Cop's Funeral, Sea of Blue Again Turns Its Back

Thousands disobey commissioner's call to refrain from de Blasio protest

(Newser) - Even as Bill de Blasio today eulogized fallen officer Wenjian Liu as "brave" and "kind," and urged his fellow members of the NYPD to "move forward by strengthening the bonds that unite us and let us work together to attain peace," his words again fell... More »

NYPD Chief to Cops: Don't Shun Mayor Tomorrow

De Blasio to speak at funeral of slain officer

(Newser) - The chief of the NYPD has issued an unusual request to members of the force: He doesn't want them to turn their backs on Bill de Blasio tomorrow when the mayor speaks at an officer's funeral. Chief William Bratton hopes to avoid a repeat of what happened when... More »

NYPD an 'Embarrassment' to the City

Gawker, New York Times criticize union tactics

(Newser) - New York City cops have literally turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio and jeered him in public, and, as the New York Post reports, they now seem to be engaging in a "virtual work stoppage" in terms of arrests. Some critics, however, say it's the NYPD that'... More »

NYPD Chief: Cops Who Turned Backs 'Inappropriate'

But, says Bratton, cops 'feel under attack'

(Newser) - NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is no fan of the rank-and-file who again turned their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio at yesterday's funeral for Rafael Ramos. "I certainly don’t support that action yesterday," he said today on Face the Nation, as per the Hill . "I... More »

NY Mayor: No Protests Until After Funerals

Mayor de Blasio urges people to 'step back'

(Newser) - New York's mayor today called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car this weekend by a man vowing retaliation for the deaths of black men at the hands of white police. "I think... More »

NYC Cop Killings Recall 1971-72

To 'NYT' writer, weekend shootings make 'it [seem] as though 43 years had not passed'

(Newser) - The murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu may have just happened over the weekend, but for Jim Dwyer, the killings were eerily reminiscent of the early 1970s. Writing for the New York Times , Dwyer describes the Macombs Dam Bridge he used to walk across as a boy,... More »

Murdered NYC Cop Leaves Behind Bride of 3 Months

As more details about shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley trickle out

(Newser) - At opposite ends of Brooklyn, NYPD officers Rafael Ramos, 40, and Wenjian Liu, 32— shot and killed on Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley—are being mourned, the New York Times reports. Neighbors describe Ramos, who joined the NYPD three years ago, as a "wonderful man" who took pride in his... More »

Cop Ambusher: 'Watch What I'm Going to Do'

Meanwhile, police departments are telling officers to be very cautious

(Newser) - The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to "watch what I'm going to do." Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley talked to people on the street just moments before the shooting and told... More »

Al Sharpton: I'm Getting Threatening Phone Calls

Civil rights leader says callers blame him for NYPD deaths

(Newser) - Al Sharpton says he's receiving threatening phone calls over the murders of two NYPD officers , but maintains that he opposes violence and never claimed that all police are bad, Staten Island Live reports. "The language [of the calls] is 'Hey N word, stop killing innocent people, I'... More »

NYPD Killer Posted Threats as a Warning Came Too Late

Maryland cops were tracking Ismaayil Brinsley after he shot ex-girlfriend

(Newser) - As New York City grapples with the fallout from the execution-style murders of two NYPD officers , Police Commissioner Bill Bratton yesterday lamented that "two of New York's Finest were shot and killed with no warning." Except, as he amended, "the warning was coming." What went... More »

De Blasio Decries 'Assassination,' Cops Turn Backs

NYPD is irate over mayor's sympathy to protesters in Eric Garner case

(Newser) - A wall of NYPD blue three rows deep stood at attention last night as ambulances bearing the bodies of two of their fallen brethren, gunned down execution-style in their patrol car , made their way past a New York City hospital. And in video picked up by PIX11 , a wall of... More »

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