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Charges Dropped Against Mom Who Had Baby Ripped From Arms

Jazmine Headley ordered to be released from jail

(Newser) - The woman whose 18-month-old son was violently yanked from her arms by NYPD officers has had the charges against her in that incident dropped. Jazmine Headley was arrested in Brooklyn Friday after a security guard at a city social services office asked her to move and she allegedly refused; the... More »

NYPD Investigates 'Troubling' Video of Cops Seizing Infant

'They're hurting my son!' shouts woman on ground in viral video

(Newser) - A video circulating widely on Facebook has brought a new controversy to the NYPD. In it, officers are seen trying to forcefully pull a 1-year-old baby from his mother's arms while she is on the ground, reports the New York Times . "They're hurting my son!" the... More »

Newly Engaged Couple Overjoyed by NYPD Find

Ring fell down grate hours after proposal

(Newser) - British couple Daniella Anthony and John Drennan are overjoyed that the NYPD has found the engagement ring that fell down a grate in Times Square on Friday night—but there's something Drennan wants to set the record straight about. "I want to clarify that I did not propose... More »

Just Hours After Proposal, a Street Grate Ruined Things

But never fear, unlucky guy in Times Square, the NYPD has recovered your dropped ring

(Newser) - There was a definite hitch on the way to getting hitched for a couple in New York City. Picture it: Guy brings girl to Times Square just before midnight on Friday and ... immediately starts scrambling to recover the engagement ring that fell off her finger—down a grate. The couple... More »

Bodies of 2 Women Bound Together Wash Up in Hudson

Women were duct-taped facing each other

(Newser) - It's not unusual for bodies to wash up in the Hudson River, but what police in New York found Wednesday was exceptionally disturbing: The bodies of two young women who had been bound together with duct tape. A passer-by alerted police to the bodies, which were found on the... More »

After Explosion, NYPD Pulls 3K Body Cameras

Officer removed device when he saw smoke

(Newser) - The nation's largest police force suffered a major setback to its body camera program Sunday after one of them blew up. Officials said Sunday that use of 2,990 Vievu-brand LE-5 cameras has been suspended because of the incident in a Staten Island station house, NBC News reports. Police... More »

DA: Detective Told Weinstein Accuser to Delete Phone Data

It's the latest problem to roil prosecutors' case against the producer

(Newser) - The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct, the AP reports. Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case last... More »

NYPD Hadn't Had This Type of Weekend in 25 Years

Nobody got shot—the first time since at least 1993

(Newser) - It's the city that doesn't sleep—and it just became, for one weekend, the city that doesn't shoot. The NYPD reports that by the time Monday rolled around, the last time someone in New York City limits had been shot was in Brooklyn on Thursday, meaning that... More »

NYPD: Prostitution Ring Eluded Us for Simple Reason

Dirty NYPD cops helped run it, tipped off owner to raids, say prosecutors

(Newser) - The brothels seemed to have an uncanny ability to sidestep trouble in undercover stings, and a slew of arrests in New York City might explain why. Prosecutors say a former vice detective familiar with the department's ways ran the operation, reports the New York Post . But more than that,... More »

Suit: I Tried to Help My Unconscious Customer, Got Arrested

Eatery owner sues NYPD, says he was arrested for being 'business owner while black'

(Newser) - The NYPD has been accused of "testilying" in the past, and now a Harlem restaurant owner and two of his workers are suing over an incident last year. Clyde Pemberton, who owns the high-end MIST Harlem, says in his lawsuit that he was arrested June 1, 2017, for being... More »

4 Years Later, NYPD Charges Cop Who Choked Eric Garner

Officer Daniel Pantaleo will get his day in court

(Newser) - The New York Police Department has begun disciplinary proceedings against a white officer nearly four years after he was accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man who gasped, "I can't breathe." A police spokesman says departmental charges were presented Friday to Officer Daniel Pantaleo... More »

Cop Shocks Wife With New Will After Killing Himself

Mike Smith wanted his Russian-born girlfriend to have everything

(Newser) - On the one hand, there's his wife. On the other, his blonde, Russian-born, NYPD lieutenant girlfriend. Who will receive the $810,000 pension benefits of Brooklyn cop Mike Smith after he shot himself in the head in his apartment in 2017? Complicating matters is the fact that Smith died... More »

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 »

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