Justice Department Will Investigate N.Y.P.D.’s Handling of Sex Crimes

A civil rights investigation will examine the department’s special victims division, which has long faced troubling accusations from people who reported assaults.

#justice-department, #police, #police-department-nyc, #sex-crimes

Social Media Shooting Threats Against Elite Schools Sow Fear

A tactic using social media sites to direct threats at individual students unsettles schools in New York City and around the country.

#beacon-school-manhattan-ny, #berkeley-carroll-school, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-friends-school, #cyberharassment, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #laguardia-fiorello-h-high-school-of-music-and-performing-arts, #manhattan-nyc, #mass-shootings, #new-utrecht-high-school-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #omegle-com, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Violent Crime Is Up as Cities Lose Police Officers. What Now?

Some urban police departments are struggling to keep their numbers up.

#baton-rouge-la, #black-lives-matter-movement, #great-resignation, #murphy-paul, #police, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #police-department-nyc, #retirement

A $2-Million Tabernacle Was Stolen From a Brooklyn Cathedral

Someone apparently armed with a power saw broke into the church and walked off with the solid-gold, bejeweled tabernacle, the police said.

#brooklyn-nyc, #churches-buildings, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #roman-catholic-church

Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Subway Rider Surrenders to Police

Andrew Abdullah was the subject of a manhunt that began minutes after a gunman shot a passenger on a northbound Q train on Sunday.

#canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #manhattan-bridge-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways

‘We Need All Eyes on This’: Police Officers Hunt for Subway Gunman

The police released images of the suspect who fatally shot a 48-year-old man on the Q train on Sunday, and they asked for help in locating the gunman.

#brooklyn-nyc, #canal-street-manhattan-ny, #enriquez-daniel-d-2022, #fugitives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Police Fatally Shoot a Man in the Bronx, Officials Say

The death came just days after officers in the borough killed a 25-year-old man who officials said had fired first during a chase.

#crime-and-criminals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #south-bronx-bronx-ny

Police Officer Is Shot in the Bronx

The New York Police Department said the officer had been shot in the arm as he and a partner chased a man. They returned fire, striking the suspect in the head, officials said.

#bronx-nyc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

Shawn Williams, Falsely Accused of a Murder in Brooklyn, Wins $10.5 Million

Shawn Williams, falsely accused of a 1993 murder in Brooklyn, won the largest settlement so far thanks to the alleged misconduct of a once-renowned homicide detective.

#brooklyn-nyc, #chmil-stephen-w, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #scarcella-louis, #williams-shawn-july-9-1993-murder

Former N.Y.P.D. Officer Convicted of Assault in Jan. 6 Case

Thomas Webster was found guilty in federal court after assaulting a Washington, D.C., police officer with a metal flagpole during the riot at the Capitol last year.

#attacks-on-police, #justice-department, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #police-department-nyc, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #webster-thomas-new-york-ny-police-officer

Fatal Shooting of Deliveryman Stuns a Queens Neighborhood

Zhiwen Yan, who delivered Chinese food in Forest Hills, had a signature greeting for customers: “Hello, my friend!” He was killed on his scooter at a stoplight.

#delivery-services, #forest-hills-queens-ny, #hate-crimes, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Jan. 6 Trial Begins for Thomas Webster, Former N.Y.P.D. Officer

A onetime member of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s security detail is accused of assaulting a Washington police officer during the Capitol riot.

#police-department-nyc, #project-democracy, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-capitol-police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #webster-thomas-new-york-ny-police-officer

Inside the N.Y.P.D. Manhunt for the Brooklyn Subway Shooter

A quick-thinking transit worker. A father and son off to school. A teenager on a field trip. They all played a part in catching a suspect.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #fugitives, #new-york-city, #office-of-emergency-management-nyc, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #terrorism

Subway Attack Proves City’s Resilience Again: ‘We Don’t Have a Choice’

The fabled toughness of New York’s residents has helped them power through trauma and tragedy. The shooting this week is another test.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university-langone-health, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Brooklyn Subway Attack Was ‘Entirely Premeditated,’ Prosecutors Argue

The government will ask a judge to keep Frank R. James behind bars as he faces charges in the shooting that injured at least 30 people.

#brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #sunset-park-brooklyn-ny, #transit-systems

Suspect Drifted From City to City As His Videos Hinted at Violence

Interviews, arrest records and hours of his own words on YouTube paint an incomplete but troubling picture of Frank James, who was arrested in Tuesday’s subway shooting.

#bronx-nyc, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #milwaukee-wis, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Manhunt Ends but Questions Linger After Arrest in Subway Attack

The motive in the shootings has yet to be established.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #cameras, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #hochul-kathleen-c, #james-frank-r-april-12-2022-brooklyn-subway-shooting, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

Faulty Subway Cameras in Brooklyn Shooting Were Flagged Days Earlier

Maintenance workers on Sunday inspected the cameras at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn, where a gunman wounded 10 and left 13 injured, and discovered a connection problem.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #mass-shootings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #security-and-warning-systems, #subways, #transit-systems

Subway Attack Heightens Pressure on Mayor Adams to Combat Gun Violence

Mayor Eric Adams ran on a public safety message. He says crime is a national problem, but faces growing pressure to tackle it in New York City.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Frank James’s Sister Says ‘He’s Been on His Own His Whole Life.’

Frank R. James, whom the police are seeking in connection with the attack on Tuesday, was born in the Bronx but spent his life moving from city to city, his sister said.

#brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Videos Show an Ordinary New York Morning Erupting Into Chaos on the N Train

The attack on Tuesday brought to life a horror that the city had long avoided: a mass shooting on the subway.

#brooklyn-nyc, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #subways, #transit-systems

A Rise in Murders Upends a Sense of Progress in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush

The killing of a 12-year-old boy in the neighborhood captured how a spike in shootings during the pandemic is complicating recovery in less affluent neighborhoods.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #flatbush-brooklyn-ny, #lewin-kade-d-2022, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #williams-jumaane-d

As Police Make Arrests in One Bronx Shooting, Teen Is Slain in Another

A 16-year-old girl was killed and two other teenagers she was with outside a high school were shot on Friday, the police said.

#bronx-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #soriano-de-perdomo-juana-esperanza

Shootings Rise in New York, Coloring Perceptions of City’s Safety

Homicides were down in the first quarter, but the statistics don’t stem anxiety that the city might be regressing to a violent past.

#adams-eric-l, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

Woman Is Fatally Shot in Bronx Crossfire

Two groups of men had been arguing nearby with guns drawn when the 61-year-old woman was shot in the back, the police said.

#bronx-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Supreme Court Rules Against Police in Malicious Prosecution Case

Plaintiffs need show only that the charges against them were dropped, the majority said, to satisfy a requirement that they had obtained a “favorable termination” of the prosecution.

#appeals-courts-us, #brooklyn-nyc, #decisions-and-verdicts, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #police, #police-department-nyc, #supreme-court-us, #weinstein-jack-b

Mother of Slain 12-Year-Old Begs for Answers: ‘I’m Asking for Justice.’

Kade Lewin was fatally shot on Thursday evening as he sat in a parked car with family members in Brooklyn. No arrests have been made.

#adams-eric-l, #brooklyn-nyc, #jenna-ellis, #kade-lewin, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #sewell-keechant, #williams-jumaane-d

Boy, 12, Is Fatally Shot in a Parked Car in Brooklyn, Police Say

The boy was the latest child to be caught in the crossfire of a surge in shootings that has plagued New York City since the pandemic began.

#brooklyn-nyc, #eric-adams, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

As Adams Toughens on Crime, Some Fear a Return to ’90s Era Policing

With violent crime surging, Mayor Eric Adams is testing how much policing a changed New York City will tolerate.

#adams-eric-l, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

Adams Says Encampments of Homeless People Will Be Cleared

Mayor Eric Adams said his administration was pursuing a citywide effort to remove hundreds of makeshift campsites from streets and parks.

#adams-eric-l, #bowery-residentscommittee, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems

This Database Stores the DNA of 31,000 New Yorkers. Is It Illegal?

The database used by the New York Police Department violates state law and the Constitution, the Legal Aid Society contends in a lawsuit.

#city-council-nyc, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #forensic-science, #legal-aid-society, #new-york-city, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york, #police-department-nyc, #privacy, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Chilling New Details Emerge of Shooting Spree Targeting Homeless Men

Prosecutors paint a disturbing picture of a man who they said was on a murderous rampage against the most vulnerable.

#brevard-gerald-iii, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #washington-dc

Suspect in Homeless Shootings Arrested in Washington, Police Say

At least five homeless men sleeping outdoors in Washington and New York were attacked this month, the police said. Two of them died.

#homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #washington-dc

N.Y.P.D. Rolls Out New Version of Anti-Gun Unit With Violent Past

Officers will wear modified uniforms, not plain clothes, in the unit, which in its previous form was involved in a disproportionate number of fatal shootings.

#adams-eric-l, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #search-and-seizure, #sewell-keechant

Police Seek Help to Find Suspect Who Shot 2 Homeless Men, Killing One

The victims, both of whom had been sleeping, were shot in Lower Manhattan within hours of one another, the police said.

#homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

She Killed Two Women. At 83, She Is Charged With Dismembering a Third.

Harvey Marcelin was charged with murder after a head was found in her Brooklyn apartment. Officials said it belonged to a dismembered body discovered in a shopping cart.

#brooklyn-nyc, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #probation-and-parole

Accused Leader in Sarah Lawrence Cult Case Is Set to Stand Trial

For about 10 years, Lawrence V. Ray abused and extorted a group of his daughter’s classmates at the college, prosecutors say.

#extortion-and-blackmail, #human-trafficking, #interstate-industrial-corp, #kerik-bernard-b, #new-york-magazine, #police-department-nyc, #pollok-isabella, #prostitution, #ray-lawrence-v, #sarah-lawrence-college, #sex-crimes

Woman’s Dismembered Body Is Found in Shopping Cart in Brooklyn

The grisly discovery was made early Thursday morning, and the police are investigating.

#brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc

N.Y.P.D. Questions Man After 7 Asian Women Are Attacked in Two Hours

Seven women were attacked in a two-hour spree of violence in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, the police said. The assailant’s image was captured by surveillance cameras.

#assaults, #hate-crimes, #manhattan-nyc, #police-department-nyc

N.Y.P.D. Sergeant Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges in Violent Arrests

Sgt. Phillip Wong punched one handcuffed man after being spit at and knelt on another who had taunted him with anti-Asian slurs.

#assaults, #bragg-alvin, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #wong-phillip-new-york-ny-police-officer

How This ‘Progressive Prosecutor’ Balances Politics and Public Safety

As his peers around the country face fierce criticism, Eric Gonzalez, the Brooklyn district attorney, is navigating a narrow path so far.

#bragg-alvin, #brooklyn-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #district-attorneys, #elections-district-attorneys, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

N.Y.P.D. Boss’s First Weeks: A Rush of Tragedy, a Rise in Scrutiny

Keechant Sewell, who took over the New York Police Department as an outsider, was immediately faced with a series of shocking crimes.

#adams-eric-l, #mora-wilbert-new-york-ny-police-officer, #new-york-city, #oneill-james-p, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #rivera-jason-d-2022, #sewell-keechant

Ed Mullins, Former N.Y.P.D. Union Head Facing Fraud Charge, Turns Self In

Edward D. Mullins, the combative longtime leader of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, quit his union job and retired from the Police Department last year amid scandal.

#frauds-and-swindling, #manhattan-nyc, #mullins-edward-d, #police, #police-department-nyc, #sergeants-benevolent-assn

NYC Attempts to Stop Homeless People From Sheltering on Subways

Some platforms and trains had fewer people sleeping on them than normal on Tuesday, but there were still many people taking shelter in the system.

#adams-eric-l, #hochul-kathleen-c, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #pennsylvania-station-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Subway Attacks Show Challenge Adams Faces on Crime

The mayor and governor released a safety plan for the subways that focused on homelessness. But few homeless people were involved in the attacks that spanned Friday evening to Monday morning.

#adams-eric-l, #assaults, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #transit-systems

NYC Officials Announce Plan to Remove Homeless People from Subways

The plan, which calls for stricter enforcement, also promises to offer more mental-heath services and housing options to people who shelter underground.

#adams-eric-l, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government, #subways, #transit-systems

4-Year-Old and His Grandmother Were Killed by Poison, Police Say

There have been no arrests in the case, the police said, but the deaths of Wilhelm Ducatl and Tofoon Man are being investigated as homicides.

#bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #office-of-the-chief-medical-examiner-of-the-city-of-new-york, #poisoning-and-poisons, #police-department-nyc

Eric Adams Proposes a Slimmer $98 Billion Budget With Flat Police Funding

The mayor’s first budget proposal called for across-the-board cuts to most city agencies, as well as a reduction in the city’s work force.

#adams-eric-l, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #politics-and-government

Woman, 35, Followed and Stabbed Inside Her Chinatown Apartment

The 25-year-old suspect, who the police said was arrested as he tried to escape from a back window, had a record of misdemeanor arrests.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #eric-adams, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

2 Men Sentenced in Sex-Trafficking Ring That Preyed on Teenage Girls

Five members of a family-run operation trafficked girls between Mexico and Queens and pushed them into prostitution.

#human-trafficking, #mexico, #police-department-nyc, #prostitution, #queens-nyc, #ross-allyne-r, #sex-crimes