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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

Parents of Saheed Vassell demand action on day of his funeral

The parents of Saheed Vassell, the Brooklyn man shot and killed by police in early April, spoke out on Friday about the death of their son and their demand for action from officials. Vassell, 34, who was mentally ill, was fatally shot on April 4 in Crown Heights by NYPD officers who believed he...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 12:38pm

NYPD neighborhood policing to descend into subway: Mayor

New York City is bringing the neighborhood policing prevalent on its streets down into the subway. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that the NYPD will be implementing its intimate community policing tactics into train cars and subway stations as a way to keep New Yorkers safe as they...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:44pm

New Yorkers filing more complaints alleging misconduct against NYPD: Report

For the first time in seven years, the number of complaints filed by New Yorkers alleging misconduct by NYPD officers has increased, according to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. According to the board’s 2017 annual report, released on Thursday, the independent watchdog agency saw a 5...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 1:28pm

Police identify woman whose remains were found in Brooklyn park

Police have identified the remains discovered in a Brooklyn park earlier this week as belonging to a woman who has been missing from the borough for several months. Brandy Odom’s head and torso were discovered Monday by a woman walking her dog in Canarsie Park, which is less than a mile from...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:21am