Diego Ibanez, the 26-year-old activist who splattered Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his security detail on Monday, will be able to leave jail if he can come up with a $30,000 bond or $20,000 in cash for bail.
C.S. Muncy Diego Ibanez, center, was arrested while protesting in Times Square on November 24.
At his arraignment shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Andrew Mercer said that Ibanez threw the "unknown red liquid" at Bratton and his crew "not once but twice."
"Bratton was reviewing the situation and making sure everything was in control and safe," said Mercer. He added that two police officers got irritated eyes from being "struck by this liquid, and had to go to the hospital."
"It did, in fact, injure two people," said Mercer. "And it could have injured more."More »
At least 100 people occupied the John F. Kennedy bridge from Harlem to the Bronx for nearly an hour early Tuesday, capping a protest that began at 5 p.m. Monday in Union Square over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Katie Toth Police on the Triborough Bridge early Tuesday morning
As much of the country waits for an announcement of the grand jury's decision in the Ferguson shooting case, New York City activists have already begun gathering in Union Square.
Credit: @James From The Internet. Courtesy of Twitter Police have begun putting up barricades in Union Square, says one activist online.
The NYPD has been going to the legal mat recently to protect records that might shed light on a now-infamous spy program targeting Muslims in the New York City area.
It's been a rough year for Rachel Noerdlinger. New York City first lady Chirlane McCray's chief of staff has had her love life, her family, her family's friends, her home, and even her parking tickets -- pretty much everything except the actual work she did as a City Hall aide -- dragged out as evidence that she was unfit for the job.
The coup de grâce came on Friday, when Noerdlinger's 17-year-old son was arrested and booked on a trespassing charge after he and some friends were caught drinking in the lobby of a building in Washington Heights. It was her 44th birthday. On Monday morning, Noerdlinger announced she will be taking a leave of absence from the administration.More »
In the months since the death of Staten Island man Eric Garner sparked an intense debate about the use of chokeholds as an acceptable police maneuver, Rory Lancman has been adamant that officers who administer chokeholds should be criminally charged. On Thursday, Lancman, a New York City Councilman from Queens, introduced a bill that would allow the city to do just that.
Timothy Fadek An apparent chokehold during an arrest in September.