There will be an investigation into the death of Raynette Turner, a mother of eight, who died in a Mount Vernon, N.Y., police holding cell while in custody last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday, according to the Huffington Post.
It gives users super human strength, makes them impervious to pain and can be bought for as little as $2 across New York. It can also kill, police say. Illegal synthetic marijuana, or "weaponized" marijuana as police are calling it,Show More Summary
My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn’t even let me hold a fake gun on TV to
'In a year of violent police encounters, a 25-year-old movement to document law enforcement has new urgency. This is the story of Copwatch as told by Michael Brown’s neighbor and Freddie Gray’s friend.' -- +The New York Times
?? The heat was slow in starting. A street-sweeping truck tossed aside a dry leaf as it pulled out and around a gleaming BMW 635i coupe displaying a Waterfront Commission Police Department placard on the dash and an NYPD parking ticket on the windshield. The sidewalk twinkled on the sunward part of the commute. None of […]
In a small lecture hall on a warm spring afternoon at New York’s futuristic Police Academy in College Point, Queens, Officer Lydia Figueroa draws a stick figure on a dry-erase board. The figure has broad shoulders, a cinched waist, two dots for eyes, a crude smile, and a faux-hawk. Show More Summary
That's a lot of popsicles. According to New York City police, a nefarious thief broke into an ice-cream truck parked in a private lot on Sackett Street in the Columbia Street Waterfront District over the weekend. After raiding the truck,...Show More Summary
New York’s top prosecutor will investigate the death of a 42-year-old black mother of eight while in police custody on shoplifting charges, state officials said on Monday. Raynette Turner was found unresponsive in her holding cell on July 27, two days after she was arrested on suspicion of...
A New York woman's mysterious death in jail last week will be investigated by the state attorney general's office, marking the first use of an executive order expanding independent oversight of deaths involving police, officials said Monday.
The New York Police Department reaches into New Yorkers’ lives nearly 2 million times per year, and it overwhelmingly targets people of color, a new report charges. NYPD officers were involved in 1.91 million “punitive interactions”Show More Summary
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that his office will launch a formal investigation into the death of Raynette Turner, the mother of eight who died in a Mount Vernon, New York, jail cell while in police custody...Show More Summary
Nine people were struck by gunfire and four others suffered cuts and scrapes in the early morning shooting, according to the New York Police Department. All of the gunshot victims, which included both men and women ranging in age from 19 to 38-years-old, were transported to local hospitals and are expected to survive, the NYPD said.
Thirteen people were injured when gunmen opened fired outside a house party in New York City’s Brooklyn borough on Sunday, police said. Nine people were struck by gunfire and four others suffered cuts and scrapes in the early morning shooting, according to the New York Police Department. Two...
Troubled New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson apologized on Saturday for his recent arrest stemming from a high-speed chase from police. “After my suspension, that was just one bad night,” Richardson said (via ESPN), referring to his previously imposed four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. “I thought it would be fun […]
A Staten Island man said he required surgery after being attacked and mocked with a homophobic slur by local police outside his house. “While I was on the ground, I had mud and blood in my mouth,” 31-year-old Stuart Falcone told the New York Daily News. “One [of the officers]...
For all the alarming stuff in the police report regarding Sheldon Richardson’s July arrest, it appears he’ll only face misdemeanors and traffic charges. Via Brian Costello of the New York Post, the local prosecutor said he can’t bring child endangerment or marijuana charges against Richardson even though the report said there was a 12-year-old and…
New York Jets star defensive end Sheldon Richardson was charged with resisting arrest near St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday night. According to a police report from the O'Fallon, Missouri Police Department, Richardson was allegedly involved...Show More Summary
Josh Goetz bought a 2006 Trailblazer from a used car dealer back in March. Two months later, New York state police seized it as part of a murder investigation and tore it apart. Goetz says he'd like either a replacement vehicle or for the state to reimburse him the $8,000 he paid for the Trailblazer. Show More Summary
New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was charged with resisting arrest and multiple traffic violations after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase in Missouri on July 14. The 24-year-old was "clocked by police as going as fast as 143 mph" as they gave chase in St. Show More Summary
Just days after his show was shut down by police in northwest Indiana, Chief Keef announced Thursday he will hold a benefit concert by hologram simultaneously in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in mid-September.