New York Police Department

New York's real Special Victims Unit basically ignores date rape

Victims of sexual assault in New York City wouldn’t want the real-life version of the Special Victims Unit investigating their case. The NYPD’s Special Victims Division has been understaffed for eight years and doesn’t investigate many incidents of sexual assault, especially when...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 12:48pm

Brooklyn man struck and killed by own truck after robbery

Police in Brooklyn have identified a man they say was struck and killed by his own truck after a carjacker stole it from him on Monday.Phillip Dellegrazia, 63, of 73rd Street in Brooklyn died Monday morning following a confrontation with an unknown suspect, police said in a news release.RELATED:...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 6:12am

Alleged Queens kid butt groper sought by NYPD

Police are seeking a man alleged to have forcibly touched a 10-year-old girl in Queens.The suspect allegedly tried to grope a 17-year-old girl's buttocks once before, and this week allegedly tried to grope a 10-year-old girl's buttocks, police said.The suspect was captured by surveillance cameras...

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 4:32am

Two NYPD officers shot, one in face

Two police officers on patrol inside a housing project in the Bronx were shot Thursday night as Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his State of the City speech.One officer reportedly sustained a graze wound to the face.The other officer, reportedly a female, was struck in the torso, theDaily Newsreported."...

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 7:01am

Two women shot, one dead in Queens, suspect at large: Cops

A woman is dead and another is injured following a shooting in Far Rockway, Queens Wednesday morning, police said.Shortly before 11 a.m. cops responded to a call of a shooting at 333 Beach 32nd St."Upon arrival, officers discovered in the lobby of the location a 51-year-old female with a gunshot to...

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 1:52am

East New York shooting leaves one teenager dead, another wounded

Three people are in custody and one teenager is dead after a shooting in broad daylight.The NYPD said that on Wednesday around 2:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to Livonia and Pennsylvania avenues whereupon they discovered two young men, 18 and 17 years of age,wounded by gunfire. The 17-year-old...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 5:38pm

Queens man arrested for slamming Chihuahua into ground, killing it

A Queens man is facing seriouscharges after cops say he threw a tiny dog into the ground, killing it.The NYPD said that around 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 10, they responded to an 911 call of animal cruelty. When officers arrived on the scene, they received reports that a 32-year-old Carlos Hernandez of...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 7:44pm

Gang rape suspects claim consent, sources say dad was drunk: Reports

The allegations are disturbingand entail agang ofraping an 18-year-old girl in a Brooklyn park – after chasing her father away – on Thursday night.And, the story is getting worse by the day.The New York Post reported that, the girl's father –who at first told reportersthat he didn't have a...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 7:11pm

NYPD detective killed in Afghanistan suicide bombing

An NYPD detective died Monday while serving his thirdtour of duty with the U.S. Air National Guard.Detective Joseph Lemm was a 15 year veteran of the NYPD who served the city in the Bronx Warrant Squad. Over the course of the past decade, Lemm was deployed three times, serving active duty once in...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 7:24am

Homicides, rapes up while overall crime drops 2.5 percent: NYPD

After a spate of reported rapes across the city, police officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of reported rapes as well as homicides increased slightly in November.Nonetheless, NYPD expects the year to round out with a drop in overall crime.RELATED: Suspect follows Bushwick woman into...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 4:41am

Man burns 40 Hindu flags in Queens on Thanksgiving Day: NYPD

Cops are on the lookout for a man who was caught on camera early Thursday setting fire to religious flags placed in front of a Queens home.The unidentified suspect can be seen approach the house on 80th Street near 89th Avenue at around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday.RELATED: 'I'm going to kill you, white...

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:57pm

NYPD arrests homeless man for attempted rape in Chinatown

A homeless man was arrested less than 24 hours after he allegedly attempted to rape a 62-year-old woman in her apartment building lobby.The man, identified as Rubicel Sanchez, was arrested late Friday after two police officers nabbed him for urinating in public near 62 East Broadway in Chinatown,...

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 11:50pm

Hundreds of NYPD officers rally against 1 percent raises in new agreement

Shouts and chants from about 1,000 members and supporters of the city's largest police union boomed down York Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday morning.Signs peppered down the block bemoaned 15 percent raises for fast-food workers, asked Upper East Siders who they'd call "when crime goes up" and...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 2:19am

Claims against NYPD drop since 2014: Report

A drop in claims against New York City might soon mean taxpayers shell out less to pay for lawsuits filed against the city, according to a new report.Comptroller Scott Stringer told Metro at least three of the five agencies that shoulder many of the claims made against the city have seen a drop in...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 9:30am

Police union boss calls for Quentin Tarantino boycott following police brutality protest

A police union boss wants to go medieval on Quentin Tarantino.Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch blasted the Academy Award-winning director on Sunday for Tarantino's role in a large protest against police brutality one day earlier.RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: NYPD counterterrorism unit...

Monday, October 26, 2015 - 1:37am

Divers recover gun NYPD believe tied shooting death of Officer Holder

Authorities confirmed on Sunday morning that a gun they recovered the .40-caliber pistol they think was used to kill an NYPD officer last week.Officer Randolph Holder, 33, died on Tuesday after investigators said Tyrone Howard shot the 5-year police veteran in the head.RELATED: De Blasio urges bail...

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 9:23pm

Bratton says body cameras, tablets and gunshot detectors showcase NYPD's success with pilot programs

The New York City Police Department has adopted new technology at a clip so fast that Commissioner Bill Bratton said he doesn't have any current pilot programs on deck.Within the last two years, NYPD has already begun to deploy or expand the use of body cameras, state-of-the-art tablets, a new gun...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm

NYPD unveils new use-of-force guidelines hours after critical report's release

The New York Police Department unveiled a new series of reforms on Thursday focused on how it will treat excessive force complaints and better train officers to de-escalate confrontations with New Yorkers.NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the changes hours after he received a final copy of a...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 4:21pm

Manhattan, Brooklyn leaders urge NYPD to reform community relations

Seven public forums across Manhattan and Brooklyn over the summer added up to a 192-page report full of recommendations by New Yorkers on how NYPD can improve relationships with communities they police.Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and civil rights...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 4:41pm

NYPD: Man mishandles handgun, shoots groin in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn man thought to be urinating on the street in East Flatbush ended up shooting himself in the groin with a Glock 19 handgun police recovered hidden at the scene.Javier Thomas faces reckless endangerment and weapons possession charges after authorities said he appeared to be urinating at...

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 11:56am