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Man With Gasoline, Lighters Arrested at NYC Cathedral

Police say he lied about car being out of gas

(Newser) - A potential Notre Dame copycat was arrested Wednesday night after walking into St. Patrick's Cathedral with four gallons of gasoline, lighter fluid, and lighters, police say. Authorities say 37-year-old New Jersey resident Marc Lamparello was confronted by a security officer as he tried to enter the building carrying two... More »

NYPD Nabs Suspect After Jarring Subway Attack

Man brutally kicks elderly woman multiple times as bystanders film but don't intervene

(Newser) - The NYPD says it has arrested a man who brutally kicked an elderly woman on the New York City subway multiple times in an apparently random attack. Bystanders filmed the assault—the New York Times counts six kicks, including to the woman's head—though nobody intervened. In video that... More »

NYPD Cop Supposedly Killed 20 Years Ago 'Very Much Alive'

Lester Pearson, Vincent Ling's alleged 'killer,' was taken into custody in Florida

(Newser) - On Sunday, the New York Daily News and other outlets posted a story on what surely must've felt like a victory of sorts for the NYPD, and justice for one of their own: the capture of a fugitive who was said to have killed an off-duty cop in the... More »

NYPD Officer's Alleged 50 Cent Threat: 'Shoot Him on Sight'

Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez is being investigated for supposed 'WTF' remark

(Newser) - An apparent beef between 50 Cent and an NYPD precinct commander now has the officer under investigation after an incident that allegedly happened last spring. The New York Daily News reports that on June 7, the rapper was set to appear at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx, and... More »

NYPD Detective Killed by Friendly Fire

'This appears to be an absolutely tragic case'

(Newser) - A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O'Neill says. "This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire," O'... More »

Police Union Compares Arrested NFL Player to 'Wild Animal'

New York union being accused of racism over Trevor Bates tweet

(Newser) - After a Detroit Lions linebacker was arrested Saturday in Queens and allegedly punched a sergeant during the encounter, a New York City police union used controversial language to describe the situation on Twitter. "Trevor Bates acted beyond that of a wild animal," reads the tweet from the Sergeants’... More »

NYPD Closed Sex Misconduct Cases Against Batali: Sources

But they could be reopened if more evidence pops up against celebrity chef

(Newser) - New York City cops reportedly have dropped their investigation of Mario Batali, at least for the time being. A law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday that the NYPD no longer has any open sexual-assault investigations against the 58-year-old celebrity chef, though there are varying reports on how many there... More »

Facing 5 Men, Cop Refuses to Draw His Gun

'We got to use all of the resources before going to deadly physical force'

(Newser) - A New York City police officer who fended off five men with a baton and a couple of kicks says pulling a gun should be a last resort. "Life is precious ... There are other tools that we've been given, other tactics that we've been shown, and we... More »

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 »

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