New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito delivered her State of the City address on Tuesday, focusing substantially on policing and legal issues.
Screenshot Melissa Mark-Viverito delivers her State of the City address.
The NYPD's planned bulk buy of top-of-the-line body armor won't have those red crosses that spurred a few questions after a press conference with Commissioner Bill Bratton last week.
Screengrab: YouTube Commissioner William Bratton displays the logo that had some people concerned. Screengrab: YouTube Legal nonprofit Bronx Defenders is facing criticism over a music video.
Update, Feb. 4, 7:03 p.m.
At least one attorney who appeared in a controversial rap video has resigned from his position with the Bronx Defenders, a legal nonprofit that represents indigent clients in New York City. Kumar Rao submitted a letter of resignation this afternoon, according to his attorney. Meanwhile, NY1 reporter Dean Meminger has reported on Twitter that another attorney who was involved with and appeared in the video, Ryan Napoli, likewise resigned from the group. NY1 also reports that the organization's executive director, Robin Steinberg, has been suspended for 60 days without pay.More »
A few weeks ago, when relations between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio were at their nadir, some of Carsten Vogel's friends had been enthusiastically bashing the NYPD on Facebook.
Courtesy: Carsten Vogel Carsten Vogel's arrest under an archaic knife law has changed his view of police.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of people marched from Harlem to the United Nations in Manhattan to protest police brutality against people of color.
Courtesy Paramount Pictures NYPD officers took teens to see Selma (pictured above) on Martin Luther King Day.
Meanwhile in Brooklyn, five police officers from the 81st Precinct in Bed-Stuy were stuffing about fourteen middle and high school students into a pair of police vans before heading off to the Alpine Cinemas in Bay Ridge. They were all on their way to the Oscar-nominated film Selma — courtesy of the NYPD.More »
The city's independent police watchdog, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, has found a new executive director.
Credit: Jacquie Hemmerdinger, courtesy CCRB Mina Malik will serve as executive director of the troubled CCRB. Courtesy of Queens Village Republican Club's Facebook Joseph Concannon speaking at the rally in Queens.
While Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent much of the last several weeks trying to patch over the rift between his office and the NYPD rank and file, a former police captain is launching a one-man crusade against an administration that he says remains hostile to police.
Joseph Concannon, a 25-year veteran of the NYPD and president of the Queens Village Republican Club, says the mayor has repeatedly hung his ex–comrades in blue out to dry with "dangerous" and "divisive rhetoric" over the past two years — most notably since protests and anti-police sentiment erupted after a grand jury decided in December not to indict the police officer believed to be responsible for the chokehold death of Eric Garner.More »
A report released by NYPD Inspector General Philip Eure on January 12 found "alarming" use within the department of a long-banned chokehold technique.
Timothy Fadek for the Village Voice A protester is caught in an apparent chokehold at a demonstration last year.