NYPD

WATCH: NYPD traffic vehicle caught on camera slamming into cars

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department traffic enforcement vehicle was caught on camera inexplicably slamming into cars over the weekend on a crowded Queens street. Surveillance video of the chaos on Saturday shows the marked NYPD sedan hitting at least three vehicles on 37th Avenue in...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:07pm

Williamsburg cyclist killed in hit-and-run is 5th NYC bicyclist death this year

Transit activists, City Councilor Antonio Reynoso and Brooklyn residents are gathering in Williamsburg on Monday evening to hold a vigil for Aurilla Lawrence, a 25-year-old bike messenger who was hit and killed by a truck on Thursday. Lawrence was riding her bicycle on Broadway between Marcy...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:38pm

Thousands expected for NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen's funeral

After hundreds of friends, family and fellow law enforcement officers paid their respects for fallen NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen at wakes on Monday and Tuesday, thousands are expected to gather Wednesday for his funeral. Det. Simonsen, a 19-year veteran of the police force, was killed last...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:17am

Funeral arrangements confirmed for NYPD Detective Brian Simonsen

Funeral arrangements have been announced for New York City Police Department Det. Brian Simonsen, who was killed by friendly fire while responding to a robbery attempt at a T-Mobile store located in Richmond Hill, Queens. Simonsen, 42, spent 19 years at the 102nd Precinct in Richmond Hill. A...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 3:06pm

NYPD commander reportedly under investigation for threatening 50 Cent

The commander of a police precinct in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is reportedly under investigation for ordering officers to kill Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson in June of last year.  Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez reportedly told assembled police during a roll call meeting to "shoot him on sight...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:50pm

New York Police detective killed by 'friendly fire' during Queens robbery attempt

New York Police Detective Brian Simonson was shot and killed Tuesday evening in what police officials said was “friendly fire.” A second detective with the NYPD was shot in the leg and is considered to be in stable condition. Both members of service were involved in gunfire while responding to an...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:57pm

Activists to rally Friday afternoon against NYPD crackdown on cyclists

Bike activists will rally on Friday after an NYPD officer reportedly tackled a bike rider in Midtown, which was just one incident in a rash of police ticketing cyclists in the area. Cyclists, delivery workers and other transportation activists will gather in Midtown between 8th and 9th Avenues...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 2:33pm

"These families deserve justice." City Council discusses how to stop police brutality

The New York City Council's Committee on Public Safety convened on Thursday to discuss a sweeping package of bills to improve police accountability for officer misconduct, sparking impassioned testimonies from relatives of victims and accusations of apathy by police officials. "I don't think the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:39pm

NYPD files cease-and-desist against traffic app, Waze for identifying DWI checkpoints

After rolling out a feature on Google Maps and Waze to warn users of upcoming police speed traps and DWI checkpoints, Google has run afoul of the NYPD, who have sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding the features be removed. "The NYPD has become aware that the Waze Mobile application...currently...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:18pm

Review of NYPD disciplinary system says dept should increase transparency

The NYPD announced a slew of changes coming to its officer disciplinary system after a panel of criminal justice professionals suggested that the police department take steps to increase its accountability and transparency. The independent panel, which included two former U.S. attorneys and a...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:43pm

ASPCA and NYPD continue their mission to protect the animals of NYC

In late December, NYPD Officer Michael Pascale was on patrol in Brooklyn when he heard a dog whimpering. It was tethered to a fence out in the cold and rain, a heavy chain around its neck, and Pascale, seeing no owner around, took the dog into his patrol car and got it care at the ASPCA Animal...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 5:01pm

NYPD organized 'large scale' Black Lives Matter surveillance and kept activist photos years later

Nearly 700 NYPD emails show a large-scale effort to monitor Black Lives Matter protesters by undercover cops trained to take down organized crime, according to documents obtained by attorney M.J. Williams. The emails also reveal that the department has held on their findings, including photographs...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:18pm

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

NYPD directs officers to fine businesses, not delivery workers, for e-bike violations

New York City delivery workers have been hit with heavy fines from NYPD officers for the use of throttle electric bicycles while on the job, but a new effort may alleviate that individual strain by targeting the employers they work for instead. The NYPD has directed officers to interview the rider...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 4:54pm

HRA guards to blame for escalating Jazmine Headley incident, NYPD review says

The NYPD officers involved in the forceful arrest of Jazmine Headley, which included tearing her 1-year-old son out of her arms, will not face discipline, with the department instead staying that a “strenuous review” found that Human Resources Administration personnel escalated the...

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:30am

Families of NYPD victims criticize mayor press sec's comments on 'fringe' activists

The families of Eric Garner and Delrawn Small — two New Yorkers killed by NYPD officers — are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary Eric Phillips to apologize after he called those pushing for police reforms “fringe” activists. “Those on the fringes...

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 4:22pm

NYPD detective suspended for lewd body camera footage

A NYPD detective has been suspended without pay following the discovery of a lewd video he took with an officer’s unattended body camera at the Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 79th Precinct.   Detective Specialist Raymond Williams allegedly recorded his testicles in a 32-second clip with...

Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 11:10am

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