With NYPD Stop and Frisk Case at Crossroads, Civil Rights Groups Demand Monitoring Reforms

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.

With NYPD Stop and Frisk Case at Crossroads, Civil Rights Groups Demand Monitoring Reforms

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 […]

NYC Mayor-Elect Selects Keechant Sewell to Become the NYPD’s First Female Police Commissioner

NYC Mayor-Elect Selects Keechant Sewell to Become the NYPD’s First Female Police Commissioner

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 Bigger Problem Revealed by a Viral Fight Between NYC Police and Subway Riders

The altercation in New York City highlights a deeper problem — and mask mandates are a canary in the coal mine.

The Bigger Problem Revealed by a Viral Fight Between NYC Police and Subway Riders

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 […]

NYPD Gang Database Targeted By City Council Member

NYPD Gang Database Targeted By City Council Member

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 […]

It’s Vaccine or Test for NYPD — or Go Home Without Pay

It’s Vaccine or Test for NYPD — or Go Home Without Pay

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 […]