A number of East Williamsburg and Bushwick residents were surprised by a combined federal and NYPD raid on Devoe Street early Sunday morning. Some were disturbed by a loud, low-flying helicopter, while others were simply stopped from going home because the street was blocked off. [ more › ]
Last Friday, everyone knew Saturday was going to be a great day to be outside after our eternal polar vortex. The NYPD decided to take advantage of the lovely weather by cracking down on illegal motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATVs in upper Manhattan! [ more › ]
The New York Police Department's Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) will join Minnesota police unions' lawsuit against NFL gun ban. According to the New York Post, SBA president Edward Mullins said the NFL's policy barring off-duty...Show More Summary
Hopefully the second time's the charm when it comes to arresting the ATV driver who dragged a police officer under his vehicle last weekend, nearly killing him. The NYPD picked up 31-year-old Kenny Ortiz of Queens Thursday night and charged him with the attempted murder of Detective Matthew McClusky. Fortunately... More »
A 45-year-old man fell to his death onto scaffolding outside of a building near City Hall this morning. Thus far no criminality is suspected by the NYPD, but officials would not confirm that the man jumped. Paramedics accessed the scaffolding...Show More Summary
By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent The New York Police Department (NYPD) recently welcomed hree-tour veteran and recently retired Military Working Dog Caesar to its ranks. The seasoned Army dog is theShow More Summary
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FEMEN in Times Square. All photos by author It was 10 AM in Times Square. Billboards’ lights were shining on the streets below and cars were honking incessently, as always, but with the exception of a few NYPD officers and meandering...Show More Summary
Essam Attia, the NYC artist who gained prominence through a fake NYPD drone campaign in the fall of 2012, was informed in a court appearance this past Monday that all charges would be dismissed. Attia faced five charges, three of which were felonies, and 56 counts for possessing a forged instrument. Attia faced possible jail time.
The NYPD is searching for a woman for questioning in connection to a stabbing death of a bodega owner last month in Crown Heights. Shortly after midnight on February 28th, police were dispatched to 497 Albany Avenue after they received reports of a person shot inside the residence. Show More Summary
The NYPD arrested two men for allegedly putting an ATM skimming device in the vestibule of a Brooklyn Chase branch. And here's what it looked like (above and below). [ more › ]
The NYPD is searching for an assailant who attacked a gay man in Greenwich Village earlier this week. Featured Image: read more
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The NYPD is searching for a suspect they believe was the perpetrator of a hate crime in New York City last weekend. According to WABC New York, the man in this sketch “sucker-punched a man after asking if he was gay.” The suspect reportedly approached the 39-year-old victim and his partner on the West 4th […]
The NYPD's sergeants union is considering legal action against the NFL's decision to ban off-duty officers from carrying handguns into games.
After a proposed settlement was reached between the city and the plaintiffs in last year's Stop and Frisk lawsuit, court papers have revealed that the city has been ordered to five years of oversight and reform of the controversial practice. [ more › ]
The NYPD is hoping the public can help them identify a suspect in a forcible touching incident that occurred in the Bronx. [ more › ]
Christmas is coming early (late?) for the perennially cash-strapped NYPD, which is struggling to increase traffic enforcement while also managing animal abuse calls and should probably continue to keep that homicide rate down. But according to Commissioner Bill Bratton, at least they'll be getting tablets! [ more › ]
Can you swim? NYPD Black Diver Forced To Retire After Being Told Racial Slurs Via Gothamist reports: The only black member of the NYPD’s diving unit claims that he was the target of racial taunts and discrimination while he was
The only black member of the NYPD's diving unit claims that he was the target of racial taunts and discrimination while he was applying to become an NYPD diver, as well as when he was finally assigned to the unit. [ more › ]