"Any time a police department can get [military] equipment for the department, they're going to try and do that," says Bernard Kerik, the former New York Police Department Commissioner and one-time nominee to be secretary of Homeland...Show More Summary
Wednesday's gathering included Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Mayor de Blasio and top NYPD officials to discuss Garner's death.
Newly released video from NYC Housing Authority security cameras in Queensbridge appears to show that the NYPD is lying about a fatal crash that killed a Japanese student last year and may have tried to cover-up the incident by discarding further video evidence. Show More Summary
WAR ON PHOTOGRAPHY: Man arrested, strip-searched after photographing NYPD wins $125,000. “The settlement, first reported Monday by the Daily News, comes weeks after the NYPD reminded its officers that it was legal to peacefully record police activity. That department-wide memo followed the videotaped NYPD arrest of a man who died after being subdued by a [...]
Two weeks ago he NYPD sent officers a memo reminding them that "members of the public are legally allowed to record police interactions." In fact, "intentional interference such as blocking or obstructing cameras or ordering the person...Show More Summary
The NYPD's crackdown on subway breakdancers has been going steadily all year, with over 240 subway acrobats arrested so far in 2014 (as opposed to the less than 40 similar arrests in all of last year). But nature abhors a vacuum, and...Show More Summary
In yet another case in which police illegal arrested someone for filming the police, the police have been forced to pay up. Unlike the big Simon Glik case, it appears that the NYPD (under new management!) decided to do its best to settle the case and get it off the books. Show More Summary
New group speaks up on behalf of Times Square costumed characters' right to make a living
Police are searching for the person who fired a gun numerous times in Brooklyn and nearly hit a cop on Monday afternoon. [ more › ]
New York Police Department officers could face charges in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said Tuesday. Donovan said his investigation found sufficient evidence to move forward with grand jury proceedings. “With a full appreciation that no person is above the law, nor beneath its protection, I assure the [...]
Eric Garner died last month when, as police arrested him in Staten Island, an officer placed him in a chokehold while several others pinned him to the ground.
A federal judge told the government what to do if it wants to punish former NYPD commissioner Bernie Kerik for exposing the once secret relationship between the U.S.
Costumed characters in Times Square took off their masks to protest what they call a “hostile move” by New York police telling tourists they don’t have to tip for photos.
Via the New York Daily News, with minor alterations on my part:A group representing the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is accusing the NYPD of religious discrimination. Pastafarians, speaking from their Manhattan headquarters,...Show More Summary
The Museum of the City of New York has a rich exhibit on "the golden age of New York graffiti" but one man isn't happy at all about the display. New York City Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner William Bratton is downright furious hat pieces lauded as comparable to "Ali Baba's cave of secret art reasures" is being shown to the public... Show More Summary
The grand jury will determine whether charges are warranted in the homicide of Eric Garner, who died after being put in an apparent chokehold by an NYPD officer during an arrest
A 26-year-old recent NYU medical school graduate jumped off the roof of his former NYU residence hall yesterday afternoon, according to the NYPD. He plunged 26 stories before landing in the dorm's parking lot, and was pronounced dead at the scene. [ more › ]
A month after an NYPD officer administered a prohibited chokehold that killed a Staten Island man, District Attorney Daniel Donovan announced that he would summon a grand jury. [ more › ]
Settlement comes weeks after a bystander's video captured NYPD chokehold arrest.