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NYPD Officer Used Excessive Force On Ex-Tennis Player James Blake: Review Board

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.08.2015 | Sports

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NYPD Will Reportedly Announce Sweeping Reforms | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

For the first time in its modern history, the New York Police Department is establishing explicit guidelines — backed by a sweeping new tracking...

James Blake Shows Poor Blacks Aren't the Only Ones Racially Profiled

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.13.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The susceptibility of even celebrated black men to be hauled off when there's even the slightest suspicion -- mistaken or otherwise -- of criminal wrongdoing has left many police officials red-faced with embarrassment when they realized their goof. This was the case with Blake.

Is NYPD Crossing The Line, Again, In Its Black Lives Matter Surveillance?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- The New York City Police Department's involvement in the surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists, as revealed this week by The I...

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Says Back-Turning By Police Was 'Really Inappropriate'

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now d...

What Would Kojak Do?

Michael Brenner | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The plight of the New York Police Department and the city it serves provides us with an object case of what can go wrong in an America that is subjecting itself to destructive forces of its own making.

This Is How Little Police Work The NYPD Is Doing

AP | COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.10.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the statistics from the recent New Year's Eve in Times Square — 1 million revelers, 2,000 pounds of confetti, thousands of ...

NYPD Union Rejects NYC Mayor As Deep Rift Persists

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - New York City police union leaders said they rejected Mayor Bill de Blasio's leadership ...

De Blasio and His Police: We Can't Listen With Our Backs Turned

Paul Kendrick | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

De Blasio has been exceptionally evenhanded in his respect for police while trying to help us grasp the perspectives of people of color. He has tried to be a true friend to the NYPD, in the sense of a friend who believes in you enough to be critical when you can be better.

Brinsley Was Our Worst Nightmare

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.22.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The best and most effective way to insure officer safety is still to strengthen proactive, positive police community dialogue, outreach and engagement. The Brown and Garner families and their supporters echoed that when they took great pains to repeat that the goal of protests was never anti-police but anti-police abuse.

Dana Liebelson

This Legislation Could Stop The Next Eric Garner Tragedy in New York | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the New York City Council are weighing a number of bills that could change the way police treat civilians like Eric Garner, a...

Drunken Graduation Party Costs 9 Rookie Cops Their Jobs

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 01.07.2015 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine rookie police officers have been fired for their behavior at a drunken graduation party in northern New Jersey. In announc...

Saki Knafo

New York Plan Misses The Whole Point Of Drug Policy Reform | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

Three years ago, police officers in Seattle took a chance on a radical and unprecedented approach to the city's drug problem: They stopped automatical...

Another Alleged NYPD Beating Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.08.2014 | Crime

The New York City Police Department's Internal Affairs division is investigating an incident in which a number of officers were caught on tape apparen...

NYC Police Union Blasts Mayor, Urges Democrats To Snub Convention Bid

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics

(Adds response from Mayor Bill de Blasio) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A New York City police union l...

'As A Black Person, I Want Less Encounters With The Police Not Friendlier Ones'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Black Voices

The death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York City Police Department, and additional videos that have surfaced showing police using excessive ...

New Videos Show Another Alleged NYPD Chokehold

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

Several videos posted online appear to show a New York City police officer using a chokehold on a suspected farebeater in an incident that took place ...

Dance Like Everyone's Watching

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

Mentoria Hutchinson, a 62-year-old traffic cop in New York City, dances her way through life, and while directing traffic. "I've never seen anyone...

Police Versus Prosecutors: The Motorcycle Mayhem

Joel Cohen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

While one can sympathize with the police officer on the street who has a "perp" in hand with enough evidence to arrest him -- surely, a low bar -- the prosecutors' role is far more complex. They must make the case stick.

An Unconstitutional Act

Spencer Wolff | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Spencer Wolff

For the millions of innocent men and women like them, who have been accosted by the police over the past ten years, in what are often belligerent and demeaning encounters, and then let go without any explanation or apology, this ruling let them know that they still have a voice.

NYPD Blue -- What I Learned About Startups Patrolling the Streets of New York City

Jeff Wald | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Jeff Wald

During the last 10 years as I have invested, advised, and founded startups in New York City. I have also spent a significant amount of that time patrolling its streets as a member of the Auxiliary Unit of the New York Police Department.

WATCH: Disturbing Video Shows Gay Men Being Allegedly Harassed By NYPD Officers

Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A disturbing video which allegedly shows New York police officers attacking three gay men has riled local advocacy organizations. The Village Voic...

Cops Angry Over New Gun Control Laws

| Posted 01.17.2013 | New York

By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo Columnist / Criminal Justice Editor NEW YORK CITY — One unlikely group is upset with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s tough anti-gu...

Cops Are Crawling The Web To Find The Next Adam Lanza

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.21.2012 | Technology

Could the next mass shooting be prevented by a simple Google search? In the wake of the deadly massacre last week at a Connecticut elementary schoo...

Admirer Gives Cop Generous Gift He Can't Accept

AP | Posted 12.05.2012 | Money

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- New York State Police are trying to find the woman who handed an on-duty trooper a holiday card with $1,000 cash inside. Under N...