NYPD

During security briefing in NYC, Gov. Cuomo’s office receives suspicious package later found to be threatening letter

While city, state and law enforcement officials were holding a media briefing about the suspicious package sent to CNN’s Columbus Circle office Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office received what appears to be a similar device. “A device was just delivered to my...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:40pm

Everything to know about Edwin Raymond, NYPD sergeant who says department won't promote him for supporting Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick’s NFL protests have garnered immense support by some, and intense backlash by others. Now, one of those supporters, NYPD Sergeant Edwin Raymond, says he’s seeing some retaliation for having backed Kaepernick’s actions. Sgt. Edwin Raymond says that the New York...

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 3:46pm

Amid reform efforts, New Yorkers of color still feel targeted by police: NYCLU survey

Many New Yorkers of color who live in heavily policed areas of the city feel “harassed, surveilled and disrespected” by police, a new NYCLU survey found.  The New York Civil Liberties Union surveyed roughly 1,500 New Yorkers from both heavily policed and lightly policed areas...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 2:21pm

Upper East Side residents fearful after mysterious gunfire shatters high-rise windows

Residents of a luxury high-rise on the Upper East Side are living in fear after an unknown gunman fired shots from across the river and shattered windows in two different apartments over the weekend, the New York Post reported. The first shot occurred sometime between Thursday night and Friday...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 1:17pm

NYPD search for escaped prisoner affecting subway service

An NYPD search for an escaped prisoner in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon is causing service changes on the city’s subway system. The escapee is a 15-year-old male prisoner who fled near Empire Boulevard and New York Avenue in Brooklyn, police said, according to PIX11. It is not known...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 2:10pm

Immigrant group alleges NYPD fails to provide interpreters for limited-English speakers

Immigrant rights organization Make the Road New York has filed a complaint against the NYPD, alleging that the department has failed to provide interpretation services for New Yorkers who speak limited English. In May 2017, the NYPD announced an effort with Legal Services NYC meant to ensure that...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:22pm

People of color make up 93 percent of marijuana possession arrests in NYC: Report

If you were arrested for marijuana possession in New York City, you’re probably not white, according to a new report. Out of all marijuana possession arrests in the first six months of 2018, 93 percent were of New Yorkers of color, according to the Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)....

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:42pm

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

NYPD officer shot serving domestic violence warrant in Brooklyn

An NYPD officer was shot in the leg by a suspect while executing a domestic violence search warrant in Brooklyn Friday morning, police said. The victim and other NYPD officers were in an unmarked car in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they saw the suspect, Kelvin Stichel, 33, on the street around 6:40 a.m...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 12:48pm

De Blasio used NYPD plane to travel home from vacation: Report

Mayor Bill de Blasio hitched a ride home to New York City from his Canadian vacation on Thursday via an NYPD counterterrorism plane, the New York Post reported. The mayor took a brief break from his weeklong vacation in Quebec to attend the one-year memorial for NYPD Detective Miosotis Familia,...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:05am

Bronx street renamed in honor of slain NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia

The morning after a candlelight vigil was held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, the street outside the Bronx precinct where she worked will be renamed in her honor. Join us at 10:00 AM this morning for the First Anniversary Memorial...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:28am

NYC will stop arresting most people for smoking marijuana in public

New Yorkers with no prior record who are found smoking marijuana in public will face criminal summonses rather than arrests under a new policy Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday. The change marks a shift in marijuana enforcement in New York City as a way, the mayor said, to balance fairness...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 2:54pm

Woman who lost memory after NYPD accident to remarry her husband

When Angela Sartin-Hartung woke up from a medically induced coma after being hit by an NYPD car in 2013, her perception of time was off and her memories were seemingly erased. She couldn’t remember the death of her first husband, tying the knot with her second or watching her four children...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:04pm

NYPD adds new boat to combat terrorism

The New York City Police Department is taking added measures in the war on terrorism with their new catamaran that helps perform radiation sweeps. The Counter Terrorism Maritime Unit has purchased and launched a 47-foot vessel just in time for Fleet Week, a time when the naval vessels are docked...

Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:27pm

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, released on $1M bail

Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning after turning himself over to law enforcement, the NYPD confirmed. Weinstein, 66, was arrested, processed and charged with rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two women, the NYPD said in a statement....

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:15pm

Mayor wants NYPD to stop busting marijuana smokers

Mayor Bill de Blasio has become the latest city official to back stopping marijuana smoking busts in New York City. “With marijuana legalization likely to occur in our state in the near future, it is critical our city plans for the public safety, health and financial consequences involved,...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:54am

Lyft subpoenaed in NYC woman’s attack by other passenger

The ride share company Lyft has been subpoenaed in the attack on a New York city woman after the driver refused to tell police the name of the woman's assailant. The New York woman, Josephine Cruz Bradley, contacted Lyft for a ride to the Barclays Center on April 7 to attend a UFC fight. Cruz...

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 9:58am

Prisoner escapes from hospital in the Bronx: NYPD

The NYPD is searching for an escaped prisoner in the Bronx. Kevin Taylor, 27, escaped from St. Barnabas Hospital on Third Avenue around 6:40 Friday morning, police said. Taylor was original arrested on Thursday for criminal possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, criminal possession of a...

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:29am

NYPD searching for man in MAGA hat in connection with subway hate crime

Police are looking for a man who was seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in connection with a possible hate crime. The man reportedly assaulted another man on a subway platform Friday night, NYPD said. “WANTED: Black male wearing a red hat and red shirt both with the...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:15am

Federal prosecutors urge charging NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a white New York City police officer for putting Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a fatal choke hold during a 2014 arrest, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing unnamed officials. But senior officials in the U.S. Justice...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:11pm