Listen to a special podcast Article: By Samantha Max, Gothamist.com Police found a weapon in about one out of six pedestrian stops last year and found a firearm in about one out of 13 stops, a Gothamist analysis of NYPD data shows. The majority of stops resulted in no arrest or summons. This as […]
Combating Crime: Mayor Adams and Attorney General James Announce Take Down of Massive Retail Theft and Crime Operation
Joint NYPD and OAG Investigation Charges 41 People for Stealing Millions of Dollars in Luxury and Drug Store Goods and Reselling them on eBay
New York, NY – May 26, 2022: Mayor Eric Adams speaks during joint announcement with Attorney General Letitia James at AG New York office. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced the takedown of a massive retail theft operation in New York City that […]
As a new monitor steps in, the judge who issued the landmark 2013 ruling says she’s surprised the saga is still dragging on, with some reforms still unrealized.
Thousands of demonstrators march down Fifth Avenue in New York protesting the NYPD policy of stop and frisk. – New York NY/USA-June 17, 2012 (Shutterstock) By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY More than eight years ago, then-Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued a landmark order ruling that the NYPD was routinely violating the […]
By Gus Saltonstall, Patch The first-year police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a call in Harlem on Friday night was a son of Inwood. Jason Rivera, 22, wrote that seeing the strained relationships between police and residents while growing up in Inwood made him want to join the force so he […]
By Rob Frehse, Kristina Sgueglia and Eric Levenson, CNN (CNN) – New York City will get its first female police commissioner in the new year after Mayor-elect Eric Adams picked Nassau County Chief of Detectives Keechant Sewell to take over the nation’s largest police department. “Keechant Sewell is a proven crime fighter with the experience […]
The altercation in New York City highlights a deeper problem — and mask mandates are a canary in the coal mine.
By Matthew Guariglia, historian of race, policing and state power On Tuesday, a man named Andrew Gilbert approached two New York police officers in a Manhattan subway station and asked why they weren’t wearing masks, in accordance with police department and city public transit policy. As bystanders filmed, the unmasked officers forced Gilbert off the […]
By Eileen Grinch, THE CITY While the city Department of Investigation readies a much-anticipated watchdog report on the NYPD’s database of alleged gang members, a new City Council bill aims to abolish the list. “It will be a very straightforward bill that would make it so that the gang database will no longer exist,” said […]
By Tina Moore and Craig McCarthy, NY Post Unvaccinated members of the NYPD will soon have to provide a negative COVID-19 test or be sent home without pay, The Post has learned. The new guidelines, which fall in line with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive order on coronavirus protocols for city workers in response to […]