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NYPD 'cherry picking' officers for Trump Tower detail: Report

The NYPD will be handpicking officers to guard Trump Tower, where the president hasn’t visited since his inauguration, according to a new report.“NY law enforcement sources tell us ... the NYPD has been struggling with manning the building since the election,” TMZ reported. “The department's been...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 3:28pm

Suspicious package given all clear outside Barron Trump's UWS school

Authorities cleared a suspicious package in a truck parked outside an Upper West Side grammar school where Barron Trump, son of President Donald Trump, is a student, according to reports.The call reached police around 10 a.m. on Monday after school administrators and passersby spotted a 1993...

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 2:45pm

Authorities seize 200 weapons in biggest gun trafficking bust in Brooklyn history

Two dozen alleged gunrunners have been arrested with a massive haul of assault weapons and semiautomatic handguns in what the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and the NYPDare calling an unprecedented firearms trafficking bust.More than 200 weapons recovered.“In this unique case, we charged more...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:25am

NYPD receives thank-you note for job well done... from arrested suspect

Being arrested typically elicitsa strong reaction from the person in handcuffs, but one New Yorker's response was quite surprising— a thank-you note to the NYPD officers for a job well done.Officers arrested a 34-year-old veteran for grand larceny, according to the note, and New York's finest wowed...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:11pm

'Muslim slayer' threatens Brooklyn mosque

Police are investigating after a letter threatening to "kill non-whites" was sent to a Brooklyn mosque.Signed "Muslim Slayer," the note states, "I have a dirty little secret. I fantasize about killing non-whites. It really turns me on and I'm afraid you're on my list."Just in: NYPD is investigating...

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:29pm

'Hipster cop' retiring after 25 years of being cool on the job

New York City’s “hipster cop” is hanging up his skinny jeansand turning in his badge on Friday, according to reports.Det. Rick Lee, who became a meme sensation during Occupy Wall Street in 2011, put in his papers in January and has been using vacation days since, the New York Daily News reported."...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:42pm

Sex trafficking: NYC expanding efforts to combat sex crime

New York City is expanding its resources, including a hotline for victims or those who suspect a loved one is a victim, to combat sex trafficking, first lady Chirlane McCray and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill announced on Tuesday.“New Yorkers care for their neighbors. We do not stand by in...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 6:21pm

Watch the funeral Mass for NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

A funeral Mass will be celebrated todayfor Steven McDonald, the NYPD officer who died earlier this week.The Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. A live stream is available.There was a two-day viewing atSt. Agnes Parish Center in Long Island on Wednesday and...

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 5:01am

NYPD officer was drunk while on duty: DA

An NYPD officer was arrested for driving while intoxicated after responding to a noise complaint, the Bronx district attorney said on Thursday.Officer Richard Evans, 44, was charged with official misconduct, two counts of DWI and two counts of the lesser charge, DWAI, which is a traffic infraction...

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 3:02pm

Inspirational NYPD officer, paralyzed three decades ago, dies at age 59

Det. Steven McDonald, who forgave the teen who shot and paralyzed him in Central Park in 1986 and in the decades that followed became an inspirational messenger of courage and peace, died Tuesday. He was 59.McDonald died at North Shore University Hospital on Long Island where he had been taken...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 3:09pm

Berlin attack prompts NYPD high-profile at Christmas markets

While strolling around Christmas markets in New York City, you might notice a jarring sight: NYPD officers with assault rifles.Following an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, the NYPD is assigning heavily armed Critical Response Command officers to high-profile markets, including...

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:33am

Brooklyn teen accused of trying to kill cops on Election Day

A teen accused of opening fire on two cops near a Bronx polling place on Election Day has been indicted on attempted murder and 11 other crimes, prosecutors said.Among the most serious charges Zachary Irizarry, 19, of Brooklyn, also faces are robbery, criminal possession of a weapon, attempted...

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 2:10am

Anti-Semitic, anti-police graffiti found in Queens playground

Anti-Semitic and anti-police graffiti were found at a Queens playground, NYPD said.Just after midnight on Tuesday, someone spray painted “F--k the police,” “F--k the Jew” and drew a swastika on areas of ReiffPlayground in Maspeth, including the pavement at the entrance, an NYPD spokesman said.“Sho...

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 5:44am

The DNA technique that might solve Karina Vetrano's murder

Almost four months ago, Karina Vetrano left her Queens home on a jog through Howard Beach. Later that night, her body was found in a marsh less than a mile from her house.The 30-year-old woman's death has stumped investigators. Though authorities believe Vetrano was strangled and sexually assaulted...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:32pm

NYPD shoot and critically injure knife-wielding man in the Bronx

Police shot a man “brandishing” a knife on Wednesday evening after other measures failed to subdue him, NYPD officials said.The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Shemel Jones.After verbal commands and pepper spray, Jones did not drop the 12-inch with a 7-inch blade knife, NYPD said. An...

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 7:19am

Melania Trump's plans to stay in New York won't shut down Fifth Avenue

Betweenswarms of protestorsoutside the building andDonald Trump‘s claims thathe’ll spend weekends at his penthouse, the NYPD has spent the last weekmulling a shutdown of Fifth Avenuein and aroundTrump Tower.And even though Melania and ten-year-old Barron will remain in the 24-karat gold-covered...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 5:10am

2 charged in grisly fatal stabbing of Connecticut man at Manhattan high-rise

New York police on Thursday charged two people in the killing of a 26-year-old Connecticut man whose body was found with 15 stab wounds and hidden inside a suitcase, according to reports.The arrests came a day after the body of the victim, Joseph Comunale, was discovered, the suitcase buried in a...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:57am

NYPD officer charged for falsely arresting a Bronx man over a parking spot: D.A.

A New York Police Department School Safety Officer was indicted on Wednesday for allegedly falsely arresting a Bronx man over a parking space, the Bronx district attorney’s office said.School Safety Officer William Stanley, 43, was charged with six counts of offering a false instrument, two counts...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 7:19am

Man struck by D train during rush hour

A man was hit and pinned under a D train on during the evening commute, authorities said.Responding EMS found the man under the train at the Bay 50th station in Gravesend, Brooklyn.He was taken to NYU Lutheran hospital, but his condition is still unknown, an FDNY spokesman said.The D train has...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:36am

Missing Connecticut man found dead in suitcase in NJ: Reports

A body found in a suitcase in New Jersey has been identified as a Connecticut man who was last seen at a party in Midtown.According to published reports, the body appears to be that of Joseph Comunale, 26, of Stamford. It was found Wednesday in Oceanport in Central New Jersey. The body had multiple...

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 1:50am