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No Charges In 3 Deadly Beatings At Rikers Island, Despite Homicide Rulings

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 08.20.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed. What f...

Report: Violence At Rikers Island Surged Under Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

The current crisis of brutality and mental illness overwhelming Rikers Island, one of the country's most notoriously violent jail complexes, can be tr...

Here's Who (Probably) Put Those Mysterious White Flags On The Brooklyn Bridge

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts

Two German artists have come forward, claiming to being the pranksters who scaled the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced a pair of American flags with two p...

Wife Of Man Who Filmed NYPD Chokehold Arrested

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

The wife of the man who recorded video of New York Police Department officers performing a fatal chokehold has been arrested on assault charges. C...

2 U.S. Marshals, NYPD Officer Shot In West Village

The Huffington Post/AP | Inae Oh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

Two U.S. Marshals and one New York Police Department detective were shot in the West Village, The Daily News reports. The incident occurred at the ...

The NYPD Is Getting An Overhaul, And That May Mean More Tasers

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.23.2014 | Crime

New York City police officers have been ordered to go through a mandatory retraining in the use of force, police commissioner William Bratton told rep...

NYPD Internal Memo Says Chokehold Victim Was Not 'In Great Distress'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

An internal NYPD report obtained by the New York Daily News that was prepared soon after the death of Eric Garner -- the Staten Island man who died of...

Rikers Island Officers Routinely Beat Mentally Ill Inmates: Report

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

A secret internal study at Rikers Island, one of the country's most violent jails, uncovered the disturbing levels of officer brutality against inmate...

NYC Mayor Slams 'Unacceptable' Housing Agency After Fatal Stabbing Of 6-Year-Old Boy

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of security cameras in a public housing building where a boy was stabbed to death stemmed from an "unacceptable bureaucracy...

Suspect Who Stabbed Children In Elevator Now Linked To 3rd Murder

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime

Police are hunting for a man believed to be behind the brutal stabbings of two small children in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn on Sunday....

Embracing Technology Can Reduce False Convictions

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

New York State should require recording of interrogations for two very simple reasons. First, it makes policing more accurate. Second, it is necessary because research indicates that false confessions are quite common.

NYPD Is Looking Into Using Drones For Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology

New York City police commissioner Bill Bratton expressed his support Tuesday for the use of drones as a potentially reliable tool to help monitor and ...

NYPD To Stop Seizing Condoms As Evidence Of Prostitution

AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department will no longer confiscate unused condoms from suspected sex workers to be used as evidence of prostit...

Group Tried To Give 'Cop Of The Year' Award To Officer Who Fatally Shot Teenage Boy

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

One of two New York City Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray was forced to refuse an award naming him "Cop of Th...

Shocking Video Captures Man Throwing Molotov Cocktail Into Deli

HuffPost | Inae Oh | Posted 04.25.2014 | Crime

Police are searching for a man who tossed a Molotov cocktail into a Brooklyn bodega after being denied store credit by an employee. The suspect wa...

NYPD Not Giving Up On Social Media Despite Epic Twitter Debacle

AP | JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation's largest police force learned the hard way...

What Training Looks Like During The NYPD's New Pilot Program

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices

Through the years the New York Police Department has faced a wide range of scrutiny in handling situations as it pertains to mentally ill residents. S...

NYC Council To Address Mentally Ill Inmate 'Baked To Death'

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers plan on asking Department of Correction officials at a budget hearing about a mentally ill inmate who a city official told...

NYPD Condemn Four Men Arrested In Absolutely Insane WTC Plunge

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York police commissioner denounced the parachute jump off 1 World Trade Ce...

New York Mayor Drops Lawsuit Over Anti-Profiling Law

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will stop challenging a law making it easier to bring racial profiling cases against police....

LaGuardia Terminal Evacuated Due To Suspicious Package

Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime

Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport is being evacuated due to a suspicious package, according to NBC New York. A flight was ordered to return back to ...

50 Bags Of Drugs Found In Hoffman's Apartment: Cops

Posted 02.03.2014 | Crime

The NYPD has launched an "intensive citywide search" to find the drug dealer who sold heroin to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the New York Post reports. ...

Bratton Sets New Tone For NYPD

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — It was no coincidence on Friday when William Bratton entered a packed auditorium at police headquarters in lower Manhattan to the st...

Man Shot In Hand Aboard MTA Bus

Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

A heated altercation aboard an MTA bus Friday morning led to one man getting shot in the left hand, police say. NBC reports the suspected shooter ...

Super Bowl 'Party Packs' Include Sex And Drugs, Lead To 18 Arrests

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York law enforcement authorities cracked down Thursday on a prostitution ring that they said advertised on public access cable T...