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On NYC's Labor Day Weekend,
a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'
Sep 2, 2023 5:30 AM CDT
On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'
NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings
- Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...
First Latino Commissioner
Takes Over the NYPD
Jul 18, 2023 7:25 AM CDT
First Latino Commissioner Takes Over the NYPD
Edward Caban is sworn in as the top cop in New York City
- Edward Caban, who joined the New York Police Department as a young patrol officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks, was sworn in Monday as police commissioner, becoming the first Latino to lead the 178-year-old department. Mayor Eric Adams administered the oath of office in front of the Bronx...
Protesters 'Kettled' by NYPD
Will Be Paid $21.5K
Mar 1, 2023 5:25 PM CST
Protesters 'Kettled' by NYPD Will Be Paid $21.5K
Black Lives Matter demonstrators were penned in, violently arrested on Bronx street
- Hundreds of peaceful protesters who were violently arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City could be getting some of the biggest-ever payouts in a class-action mass arrest case. The city has agreed to pay $21,500 to each of around 300 protesters who were penned in...
NYPD Makes an Easy Arrest
After Police Cars Vandalized
Feb 27, 2023 3:10 PM CST
NYPD Makes an Easy Arrest After Police Cars Vandalized
Alleged New York City vandal was wearing the same clothes when he came to report stolen car
- On Friday, somebody slashed the tires of seven police cars outside a stationhouse in Queens, New York. Police released surveillance images and asked for the public's help in identifying the man "clad in a brown hat, multi-colored jacket, and black pants," per the
. On Sunday,...
Police: NYPD Officer Leaves
Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours
Jan 17, 2023 7:39 AM CST
Police: NYPD Officer Leaves Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours
Jackson Cheng, who reportedly admitted to $60K he didn't earn, to get partial pension anyway
- From May 2019 to October 2020, Jackson Cheng appeared on paper to be working hard in his role as an NYPD captain and member of the department's Asian Hate Crime Task Force. Now, he's a former police officer, after an internal affairs probe found that hundreds of the...
'Nightmare' Fire Destroys
30 Years of NYPD Evidence
Dec 15, 2022 11:04 AM CST
'Nightmare' Fire Destroys 30 Years of NYPD Evidence
Forensic evidence in unsolved crimes lost in Tuesday's blaze at Erie Basin Auto Pound
- A New York Police Department warehouse burned Tuesday morning and along with it "the possibility of justice in untold cases," the
New York Times
reports, as "troves of evidence gathered over decades" were damaged or destroyed. The Erie Basin Auto Pound in Brooklyn held impounded vehicles, forensic...
10 Hurt When NYPD Vehicle
Careens Onto Sidewalk
Oct 7, 2022 12:54 AM CDT
10 Hurt When NYPD Vehicle Careens Onto Sidewalk
Another car clipped it as it was responding to a call
- A New York Police Department SUV responding to a call Thursday afternoon hit another vehicle as it tried to pass, then went out of control and ran up onto the sidewalk and into a number of pedestrians. Ten people were injured in the incident, ABC 7 reports: four pedestrians (including...
'Out of the Ghetto,'
Is Killed Returning
to Say Goodbye
Jul 20, 2022 4:00 PM CDT
Teen Gets 'Out of the Ghetto,' Is Killed Returning to Say Goodbye
NYPD searching for 14-year-old Justin Streeter's killer
- A 14-year-old boy traveled to New York City's East Harlem neighborhood on Tuesday to bid adieu to friends following his family's move to Plainfield, New Jersey, some 40 miles away. He had no idea it would be goodbye for good. Justin Streeter was shot in the head in...
Noise Like Gunfire Causes
Panic at NYC Arena
May 29, 2022 10:39 AM CDT
Noise Like Gunfire Causes Panic at NYC Arena
As it turns out, no shots were fired at Barclays Center, but a stampede to safety ensued
- An example of a nation with frayed nerves: Ten people ended up in the hospital with minor injuries Saturday night over a false alarm about a shooting in the Barclays Center in New York City, reports CNN . After a boxing match between Devonte Davis and Rolando Romero, some kind of...
NYPD: This Couple Tried to
Make Off With a Basquiat
May 26, 2022 11:13 AM CDT
NYPD: This Couple Tried to Make Off With a Basquiat
But police say they left gallery without the painting
- It was an audacious and nearly successful move: Police on Wednesday said a man and woman entered a Manhattan gallery on May 14, took a $45,000 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from the wall, and began to walk out. They were stopped before making it out of Taglialatella Galleries, however....
Man Wins $10.5M Decades
After Being Allegedly Framed
May 6, 2022 10:33 AM CDT
Man Wins $10.5M Decades After Being Allegedly Framed
Shawn Williams spent 24 years in prison
- A woman said she saw Shawn Williams with a gun at the scene in Brooklyn, NY, where his neighbor was shot to death in July 1993. The 19-year-old denied that he'd pulled the trigger. In fact, he denied that he was even in the state. It didn't matter....
Feb 5, 2022 10:00 AM CST
Susan Sarandon Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Post
Actress had shared a meme comparing police officers attending an NYPD funeral to 'fascism'
Susan Sarandon is now apologizing for sharing a social media post that compared police officers attending the funeral of a fallen NYPD colleague to "fascism."
reports that on Friday, the 75-year-old actress posted a statement on her Instagram story and on Twitter , where she offered a...
NYC Mayor Apologizes
for 'Crackers' Remark
Feb 5, 2022 9:30 AM CST
NYC Mayor Apologizes for 'Crackers' Remark
Eric Adams used term to discuss white NYPD cops at a 2019 campaign event
- The current mayor of New York City regrets calling white NYPD officers "crackers" shortly before he launched his campaign, in remarks heard in a recently resurfaced 2019 video,
reports. "Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers' a--," Adams said in the video, receiving...
Second NYPD Officer Dies
After Harlem Shooting
Jan 25, 2022 4:26 PM CST
Second NYPD Officer Dies After Harlem Shooting
Wilbert Mora was 'a hero three times over'
- The death toll from what NYPD officers thought would be a routine domestic disturbance call on Friday has now reached three. After days in critical condition, Officer Wilbert Mora, 27, has died from injuries he received in the Harlem shooting, the
New York Times
reports. His partner, 22-year-old Officer Jason...
Man Who Killed Rookie
NYPD Cop Dies of His Injuries
Jan 25, 2022 12:51 AM CST
Man Who Killed Rookie NYPD Cop Dies of His Injuries
Jason Rivera, 22, killed while responding to domestic incident; another officer critically hurt
The man who shot and killed an NYPD officer Friday has died. The suspect, Lashawn McNeil, was shot during the incident by one of the three NYPD officers who responded to a domestic violence call in Harlem, and McNeil died of his injuries Monday, the AP reports. The third...
NYPD: Woman Spit on Boy
Because He's Jewish
Jan 22, 2022 12:10 PM CST
NYPD: Woman Spit on Boy Because He's Jewish
Christina Darling, 21, accused in anti-Semitic incident outside synagogue
- A New York City woman with the last name of Darling was allegedly anything but to an 8-year-old Jewish boy and his younger siblings who were playing in their neighborhood, CNN reports. Christina Darling, 21, has been arrested in connection with a Jan. 14 incident outside a Brooklyn synagogue. She...
Chinese Immigrant Dies
of Injuries Months After Attack
Jan 8, 2022 1:00 PM CST
Chinese Immigrant Dies of Injuries Months After Attack
Yao Pan Ma, 61, was collecting cans in East Harlem
: A Chinese immigrant who was brutally attacked in April while collecting cans in East Harlem has died of his injuries, the AP reports. Yao Pan Ma, 61, died Dec. 31, police said Saturday. The attack drew national attention during the increase in hate crimes against Asian people. Police said...
Jan 8, 2022 8:15 AM CST
NYC's New Mayor Makes Controversial Hirings
Eric Adams appoints brother to plum NYPD position, Phil Banks III as deputy mayor for public safety
- New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, is getting right to work—and right to raising eyebrows, specifically with two new appointments. Getting the most buzz on Friday was the reveal by the
New York Post
that Adams has appointed his younger brother, Bernard Adams, to be a deputy...
High-Ranking NY Cops
Accused of Using
Fake Vaccination Cards
Dec 16, 2021 9:06 AM CST
High-Ranking NY Cops Accused of Using Fake Vaccination Cards
They're now on desk duty, NYPD says
- Two high-ranking NYPD officers have been relieved of their guns and shields and placed on modified duty for allegedly using fake vaccination cards to get around New York City's vaccine mandate for city workers. The NYPD confirmed Wednesday that Lieutenant Joseph Marsella and Captain Desmond Morales had been placed...
Judge Won't Block Mandate
for NYC City Workers
Oct 27, 2021 5:44 PM CDT
Judge Won't Block Mandate for NYC City Workers
Cops, other workers will be required to show proof of vaccination Friday
- A New York judge on Wednesday refused to pause a vaccine mandate set to take effect Friday for the city's municipal workforce, denying a police union's request for a temporary restraining order. Judge Lizette Colon ruled that the city's COVID-19 vaccine mandate can take effect as scheduled...
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