As 250 firefighters swarmed the East Village of Manhattan to quell the flames caused by a building explosion Thursday, Saxon Eldridge was in the air. Police had restricted access to the streets surrounding the inferno on Second Avenue, but Eldridge, who lives nearby, wanted to document the chaos that gripped his neighborhood. Show More Summary
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two people were reportedly missing on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said. The blast appeared to have been gas-related, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. Show More Summary
Two young men remained unaccounted for on Friday, a day after a gas explosion leveled three buildings in New York City's East Village, police said.
No matter how many times the New York Police Department is burned when it tries to reach the public on social media, it still seems to believe the disconnect between officers and the public can be bridged with a hashtag or status update. Show More Summary
The New York Times reports that a trove of 30,000 police photos from the New York City Municipal Archives will soon be available online as part of an impending digitization project. The photos were originally taken by detectives from the New York City Police Department Photo Unit between 1914 and 1975. They include images of […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A building collapsed on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, police said. There was no immediate information on possible injuries, said a spokesman for the New York Police Department. (Reporting by Laila Kearney, Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)
The U.S. House has passed legislation to help people making donations to the families of two slain New York City police officers.
A New York City councilman blasted 'broken windows' policing when he broke the law Wednesday, police sources said.
From contorted corpses splayed on the sidewalk to errant streetcars lodged in storefronts, the New York Police Department has photographed crime scenes almost since the technology was available.
Earlier this month, the New York Police Department started using a tool called ShotSpotter in Brooklyn and the Bronx to determine where gunshots are fired. The system was turned on as part of a pilot program “to make the city safer,Show More Summary
An officer with the New York City Police Department has been arrested and is facing charges of rape, sexual misconduct, sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl whom he met at his church, the New York Daily News reports.
New York City police Commissioner William Bratton has a message for privacy advocates concerned over the NYPD’s new ShotSpotter program: “Get a life.” Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of ShotSpotter last week. The...Show More Summary
Police are looking for two suspects who attacked an L train conductor last month in the 75th Precinct, which covers East New York. [ more › ]
A New York police officer allegedly raped a 16-year-old he met at church. Officer Vladimir Sosa, 38, who works in the Bronx was arrested on Tuesday morning, according to NBC New York. He is a 7-year veteran of the force. Police saidShow More Summary
More than two years after a YouTube clip showed a man groping a woman on a New York City subway, police claimed they've caught the pervert. The video, a portion of which can be seen above, allegedly shows Carlos Chuva, 43, groping Elisa Lopez's leg and trying to kiss her while she sleeps on a subway train. Show More Summary
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has “reconsidered” her blog post from last August, in which she criticized the Times for using anonymous sources to seemingly defend Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. Sullivan, who criticized a Times story from August 20th that she said suffered from “dubious equivalency” […]
Kam Brock is a 32-year-old woman from Long Island, New York, who was driving her 2003 BMW through Harlem in upper Manhattan last September 12 when police pulled her over, accusing her, wrongly, of being under the influence of marijuana. Show More Summary
The Irondequoit Police Department in New York has launched an internal investigation after learning that racist Facebook posts had been attributed to one of its officers. “On Friday, we were made aware of an internet story that appears to portray several insensitive social media postings by a...
Time magazine has won first prize for short documentary in the World Press Photo contest for film titled Behind the Video of Eric Garner’s Deadly Confrontation With New York Police. In the long feature category, photographer Tim Matsui...Show More Summary
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did, and just like with New York's heavily criticized program, Chicago...Show More Summary