crime

'Fentanyl Kills' PSA released after two large opioid busts in one week

Responding to a surge of fentanyl, the highly potent synthetic opioid, on New York City streets, the city can expect to see a new public service campaign to warn the public of the heightened risk of overdose death. New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan announced on...

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:20am

MTA crime hits 20-year low: Police

New York City has been getting safer, and so have the MTA rails that bring people into the five boroughs. Crime along the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway dropped to a 20-year low in 2018, the MTA Police Department announced Tuesday. That follows in the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:12pm

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Full unedited video shows South Carolina officer shooting,killing Walter Scott

New agencies have obtained the full, raw, unedited graphic video showing Charlston police officer Michael Thomas Slager shooting unarmed Walter Scott on April 4, 2015. The video was taken by an anonymous bystander. The full clip is just over three minutes long. RELATED: South Carolina cop...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 4:13pm

NYC jail staff underreport number of serious inmate injuries

While the number of inmates in New York City jails has dropped since 2008, the number of injury reports concerning those in custody has skyrocketed, according to a new report. The Board of Correction recently released a report looking at serious injury reports in New York City jails and found that...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 4:54pm

Facebook wants your nude photos to fight revenge porn

Wait! Before you send that nude photo to your new flame, Facebook wants to see it. The social network is testing a new strategy to fight revenge porn by asking users to upload their nudes and explicit photos of themselves to Facebook before pressing send on that sext. Facebook has teamed up with...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 6:22pm

Reports of rape up, but overall NYC crime hit historic lows in 2018

Though overall New York City crime dropped to record-low numbers in 2018, reports of rape rose — a sign, according to the NYPD, not necessarily of more incidents, but of more people coming forward. Rape increased 22 percent in 2018, with 328 more rapes from that year reported than in 2017,...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 12:38pm

These are the most dangerous NYC subway stations according to crime stats

Straphangers know that anything can happen on the New York City subway, and unfortunately, that can include an array of crimes. But some subway stations are more dangerous than others, according to a recent report. The Auto Insurance Center looked at publicly available 2017 crime data to see which...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 4:36pm

Halloween horror includes 5 shootings, 3 stabbings across NYC

Halloween horror didn’t just include scary costumes and movies as there were five shootings and three stabbings across New York City Wednesday, authorities said. Two teens were shot in Brooklyn, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the face on Nostrand Avenue at Hillel Place in East...

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:47am

NYPD investigating death of Saudi sisters found together in the Hudson River

The New York Police Department continues to investigate the deaths of two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found washed up along the Hudson River near the Upper West Side on Oct. 24. The sisters, who have been identified as Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22, were reported missing...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 3:49pm

Queens DA offers record clearing for low-level outstanding warrants

For those New Yorkers who have outstanding warrants for low-level offenses, you’ll have a chance to wipe the slate clean on Saturday thanks the Queens DA. For the second year in a row, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown will hold a “Second Chance” event that will forgive...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 1:49pm

3 infants, 2 adults stabbed at Queens day care: Police

At least five people, including three infants who are less than a month old, were stabbed at a Queens day care facility early Friday morning, police said. A butcher knife and meat cleaver were found at the scene, NBC4 reported. Officials said that a 3-day-old girl and 1-month-old girl were stabbed...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:50am

Record sealing breaks stigma of past convictions, but many eligible aren’t applying

“Jane,” who is in her 30s, has not had an easy time finding a job since a drug sale conviction in New York City in her late teens. But thanks to the state’s record sealing legislation, the life she’s always imagined is now within reach. “Searching for jobs was an...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 4:00pm

Cambridge man arrested in NYC for tweet offering to pay someone to kill ICE agents

A Cambridge man named Brandon Ziobrowski has been arrested in New York City for threatening to solicit the murder of ICE agents online. Ziobrowski, 33, was arrested Thursday morning in New York and is being transported to Boston to appear in court at a later date after making a threat against...

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 10:38am

Thousands of Central Park Five documents to be unveiled by city

Thousands of Central Park Five documents are being released by the New York City Law Department, including many that have never before been made public, the New York Daily News reported. The Central Park Five refers to Kharey Wise, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:47am

Massachusetts police officer, bystander shot dead with officer's pistol

Officials on Monday prepared to charge a hospitalized Massachusetts man accused of killing a Boston-area police officer and a bystander on Sunday with the officer’s pistol before being shot by police. The 20-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after police in Weymouth, Massachusetts,...

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 2:40pm

Who is Lara Prychodko? Woman found dead in luxury Manhattan building trash compactor

Police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old woman who was found Wednesday afternoon inside of a trash compactor in a Manhattan apartment building. The woman, identified by NYPD as Lara Prychodko, was found at Zeckendorf Towers, located at 1 Irving Place near Union Square. Police responded...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 2:15pm

Will free speech get Michelle Carter off the hook?

“You can't think about it. You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don't get why you aren't.” That was just one of multiple such texts Michelle Carter, then 17, sent to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III in 2014. What was the action in question Roy had yet...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:12pm

Murder and rape up in NYC, says NYPD

The number of murders and rapes in New York City have increased in the first half of 2018, the New York Police Department announced on Tuesday, but the overall crime rate has dropped to record lows. Murder is up 8.1 percent city-wide so far this year, but the total number of murders, 147, is still...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 2:09pm

Man arrested for hitting subway rider with metal pipe: NYPD

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with a “vicious attack” on the subway in which he allegedly hit another straphanger in the face with a metal pipe, fracturing his skull. Geovannie Nieves, 35, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, has been charged with felony assault with a...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 4:26pm

Screwdriver-wielding man attacks, bites Boston police

Multiple Boston police officers were injured after a struggle with a Hyde Park man who allegedly attacked police with a screwdriver and also bit one officer on the head. The man, whose identity has not been released, is facing multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:36pm