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NYPD Cop's New Alleged Offense: Firing at Ocean

David Afanador is arrested on Long Island while off duty

(Newser) - A New York City police officer who’s been arrested twice for alleged brutality was arrested again Sunday after police on Long Island say he fired a pistol into the Atlantic Ocean while off duty, per the AP . David Afanador, 39, was carrying a loaded pistol and three loaded high-capacity...

NYPD: Don't Try to Come to Times Square This NYE

Only a few dozen spectators will be allowed at ball drop

(Newser) - After fears earlier this year that this would be the first New Year's Eve without a Times Square ball drop since 1943, the New York City tradition is going ahead —but police are urging the public to stay away. The only onlookers permitted will be a few dozen...

NYPD Cop Who Blared 'Trump 2020' Suspended

Officers 'MUST remain apolitical,' commissioner says

(Newser) - A New York Police Department officer who was recorded touting President Trump's re-election campaign over his squad car's loudspeaker has been suspended without pay, USA Today reports. "Trump 2020. Put it on YouTube. Put it on Facebook. Trump 2020," the unidentified cop can be heard saying...

NYPD Acts Swiftly After Video of 'Apparent Chokehold'

Officer was suspended the same day

(Newser) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the NYPD for its swift action after it suspended an officer hours after he was seen putting his arm around a man's neck. Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the man was put in an "apparent chokehold," which was recorded...

Mom to File $10M Suit Against NYPD After Mask Fracas

Kaleemah Rozier's claim says cops put knee on her neck while 5-year-old son watched

(Newser) - A mother arrested for not properly wearing a mask plans to file a $10 million notice of claim against New York City for excessive force, arguing police officers put a knee on her neck in front of her 5-year-old son. Kaleemah Rozier, 22, and her son were inside a Brooklyn...

NYPD Cops Hospitalized After Drinking Tainted Shakes

Shake Shack employees, initially blamed by police unions, in the clear after investigation

(Newser) - The NYPD has determined there was no criminality by Shake Shack employees after three officers on protest detail drank milkshakes and were hospitalized. The uniformed officers had consumed some of the beverages purchased in lower Manhattan around 8:30pm Monday before noticing a substance in the cups, per NBC News...

NYPD Officer Charged With Assaulting Protester

Vincent D'Andraia was filmed violently shoving her to the ground

(Newser) - An NYPD officer seen shoving a young woman during a protest against police brutality has surrendered to face multiple charges. Vincent D'Andraia, 28, is the first officer in the city to be charged over his conduct during George Floyd protests, though he is not expected to be the last,...

Twitter Suspends Police Union Account Over De Blasio Post

Union posted arrest report of mayor's daughter, Chiara, amid Floyd protests

(Newser) - Relations between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and a police union have been bad for a long time. They just got worse. This time it stems from the weekend arrest of the mayor's 25-year-old daughter, Chiara, at the George Floyd protests. According to a police report cited...

One Arrested NYC Protester Has an Unusual Address

Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, was among those rounded up

(Newser) - The NYPD arrested nearly 350 people in the George Floyd protests Saturday night, and one of them provided an address of 181 East End Ave., reports ABC7 . The reason that's unusual? It just happens to be Gracie Mansion, the mayor's residence. As it turns out, the 25-year-old daughter...

Mom Arrested Face-Down After Not Wearing Mask

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says 'it's just not right'

(Newser) - A mom, a virus mask, and New York City cops—it was enough to ignite trouble Wednesday and send another viral video into the world. Police say officers were handing out masks in the Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center subway station when they encountered Kaleemah Rozier, 22, and told her to wear...

NYPD Accused of Selectively Enforcing Social Distancing

Only 7% of those arrested were white

(Newser) - Critics are accusing the NYPD of using social distancing enforcement to target minority communities in the same way they did under the "stop-and-frisk" policy. According to data obtained by CBS2 , the force recorded around a million social distancing enforcement contacts between March 16 and May 5, leading to 368...

Cops Deliver Baby in a Car. Then, a Surprise

NYPD highway officer gets 'choked up' after reaching the hospital

(Newser) - Two NYPD highway officers went above and beyond Thursday by delivering a baby on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway, the New York Post reports. The officers stopped a Toyota Camry at around 11:30pm for speeding—it was doing nearly 100mph, notes ABC News —but the 33-year-old...

After NYPD's Unusual Step in Murder Case, an Arrest

Cops nab 14-year-old suspect in Tessa Majors case

(Newser) - New York City police say they've located a 14-year-old boy suspected of fatally stabbing a Barnard College freshman as she walked through a park near the school. Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted Thursday that the boy had been found but gave no other details, the AP reports. He'...

NYC Mayor Slams 'Infuriating' Claim on Murdered Student

Bill de Blasio says NYPD union chief shouldn't be 'shaming' Tessa Majors with marijuana claim

(Newser) - A 13-year-old suspect is in custody related to the murder of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors , with police still seeking other suspects, but her killing has become what the New York Daily News calls a "political football," drawing in New York City's mayor, the head of the...

Cops Ripped Her Baby Away. Now, City Will Pay

Jazmine Headley will see $625K settlement from New York City

(Newser) - A year ago, New York City cops wrestled Jazmine Headley to the floor of a social services office, and forcibly wrested her 1-year-old son from her arms in a videotaped struggle that eventually culminated in an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio. Now the city will fork over $625,000...

'You Got It, Run! Run!' Arrest of 2 Teen Girls Gets Crazy

Girl helps her friend escape NYPD custody

(Newser) - A Bronx teen who filmed herself springing a friend from a police cruiser is now in trouble—and so is the friend, NBC New York reports. It went down Thursday after two 14-year-old girls allegedly punched and kicked another girl unconscious at a street corner. Cops tried arresting the girls,...

Central to Ex-Cop's $7M Lawsuit: the Term 'Hairbag'

Keith Dietrich says it's evidence of age discrimination

(Newser) - Keith Dietrich says he was humiliated at the New York Police Department because, at age 56, his commanders thought he was too old for the job. Central to his $7 million age discrimination lawsuit is an odd term: "hairbag." As the New York Times reports, Dietrich, a decorated...

Cop Fired Over Eric Garner Death Wants Job Back

Daniel Pantaleo is suing the NYPD

(Newser) - The police officer accused of putting Eric Garner in the chokehold that killed him is suing the NYPD to get his job back. Daniel Pantaleo had been on desk duty for the five years since the 2014 death before being fired on Aug. 19 . NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill sided...

NYPD Cop Shot, Killed in Bronx
NYPD Cop's Death
Was Friendly Fire

NYPD Cop's Death Was Friendly Fire

It happened after the 7-year veteran got into ground struggle with fleeing suspect

(Newser) - New York City police said Monday that an officer killed while wrestling with an armed man was fatally struck by gunfire from his fellow officers, the AP reports. Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, was hit twice by police bullets during the confrontation early Sunday in...

Judge on Eric Garner Cop: 'Self-Serving,' 'Untruthful'

Court opinion on Daniel Pantaleo says his story on chokehold is 'implausible'

(Newser) - Earlier this month, a judge passed down her recommendation that Daniel Pantaleo—the NYPD cop accused of putting Eric Garner in the chokehold that killed him—be fired. Now the New York Times has gotten its hands on the nearly 50-page court opinion from Judge Rosemarie Maldonado, and she doesn'...

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