A gas leak likely caused an explosion at an East Village restaurant on Thursday, sparking a massive fire and leading to the partial collapse of two buildings.
The 38-year-old cop faces 14 charges for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl he reportedly knew from church. He could spend 30 years behind bars if convicted.
The unit will reportedly be modeled after a similar division at the LAPD. There are already several agencies dedicated to investigating the NYPD’s use of force.
The department issued an internal memo telling all officers that they cannot stop people just for being present in a building enrolled in Operation Clean Halls. The largest NYPD union is not happy.
The ShotSpotter system can send alerts to police in real time. Other police departments, though, have had mixed experiences with the system.
The city has funded a three-day training program to help the NYPD avoid repeating the Eric Garner case, where a man died after being placed in a chokehold by an officer.
Officer Craig Matthews had sued the city for violating his First Amendment rights after he suffered retaliation for speaking out against arrest quotas. A federal judge had dismissed the lawsuit, but the U.S. Court of Appeals decided to let the suit go on.
The three men, originally from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, planned to travel to Syria. They also planned to bomb Coney Island or legally buy guns to shoot police officers and soldiers.
Attorneys for a mentally ill man currently on trial for the child’s murder say the evidence is grounds for a mistrial. The discovery is the latest twist in one of New York’s most famous cold cases.
The puppies were found in a vacant property in Brooklyn. They were wearing sweaters, and cops have no idea why.
Peter Liang, the rookie police officer who allegedly shot and killed an unarmed black man in Brooklyn last year, was indicted for manslaughter and other offenses. He plead not guilty.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and top union official Pat Lynch called for harsher penalties for people who resist arrest and assault cops at public assemblies. They also pushed back against proposals for an independent monitor to oversee police brutality cases.
Officer Joel Edouard was caught on video stomping on a suspect’s head back in July. He faces up to a year in prison on assault charges.
The historian was hoping to secure a lectureship in Hunter College. But then his friend and business partner allegedly shot him in the head with an antique revolver.
The other four victims are expected to survive. Shootings are up in the city in 2015.
The baby pit bull, Hennessy, was saved before it was too late. The doggie’s owner has been arrested.
The family of 28-year-old Akai Gurley filed the claim — often a precursor to a lawsuit — against New York City on Thursday. Police have called the shooting, which occurred at a housing project, an accident.
The Bronx Defenders participated in a video in which two rappers point toy guns to an actor portraying an NYPD officer. The firm receives millions in funding from the city government.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday that the new program is a response to the recent protests and the events in Paris. The program will allow patrol cops to spend more time building ties to the community.
A Brooklyn teen was charged, in part, with threatening police officers through his use of emojis. Whether the cartoons can be interpreted as terroristic threats is an open legal question.
Jonathon Walker was wanted for the murders of two women and a 7-year-old girl. His body was found late Saturday morning.
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The 36-year-old victim was stabbed twice in the chest, the New York Police Department said. The murder disrupted the city’s Wednesday morning rush.
A new poll shows that most New York City voters are mad at NYPD officers for beefing with Mayor Bill de Blasio. But most also think the New York City Police Department is doing a good job — that is, except among black voters.
Many of the vests currently worn by New York City cops are old and ineffective. Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated his support for a proposal that would allocate $7.3 million for new vests.
Eric Holder, in a speech Thursday, said it was “unacceptable” that there is not accurate data on use of force either by police officers or against officers.
A spokesman for Bill de Blasio reiterated the mayor’s position Tuesday, one day after the Office of the Inspector General found that the NYPD had failed to seriously discipline 10 officers accused of using chokeholds. De Blasio has said that he believes the department’s internal disciplinary procedures are sufficient.
New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said his officers are making more arrests than last week, when they appeared to be engaged in a work slowdown. Despite the drop-off in arrests, crime rates also continued to fall.
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“The fact is it’s coming from the Muslim community and it shows that the NYPD and Ray Kelly were right for so many years when they were really saturating areas where they thought the threat was coming from.”