N.Y.P.D. Highway Officer Killed by Drunk Driver, Police Say

Anastasio Tsakos was directing traffic on the Long Island Expressway overnight when he was struck by a woman who the police said was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

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N.Y.P.D.’s Robot Dog Returns to Work, Touching Off a Backlash

Deployed at a public housing building, the device drew condemnation as a stark example of police power and misplaced priorities.

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Brooklyn Man Kills Woman and Her Two Daughters, Then Himself

A 9-year-old girl returning home from a birthday celebration found her mother and two sisters had been murdered, the police said.

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He Was Charged in an Anti-Asian Attack. It Was His 33rd Arrest.

Many people arrested in assaults on Asian residents in New York have had a history of mental health episodes, arrests and homelessness, complicating the city’s search for an effective response.

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N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Fired Over Racist Online Rants

An investigation found that Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel had used racial slurs against former President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biracial son.

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Violence Surged in N.Y.C. in 2020 Amid Pandemic and Protests

A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other categories of crime plummeted.

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N.Y.P.D. Badly Mishandled George Floyd Protests, Watchdog Says

“I look back with remorse,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a city oversight agency found the department’s tactics “produced excessive enforcement.”

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6 Are Shot in Brooklyn as N.Y.C.’s Summer of Violence Spills Into Fall

Shootings that plagued the city for most of the summer have not abated, and some city leaders question whether the police have backed off enforcement.

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Top Female Chief Quits, Accusing N.Y.P.D. of Widespread Gender Bias

Lori Pollock says in a lawsuit that the Police Department systematically denies women a chance to compete for top jobs.

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The Mayor Blames the Virus for Shootings. Here’s What Crime Data Shows.

Mr. de Blasio has pointed to court delays and bail reform to explain the surge in gun violence. But the N.Y.P.D.’s own numbers tell a different story.

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These Remarks Might Get a Police Chief Fired. Not in New York.

The police commissioner’s pointed criticism — and the fact that he still has his job — speaks to the mayor’s fraught relationship with the Police Department.

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Boy, 16, Is Among 7 Killed on Deadly Day in New York City

The spate on Sunday came as the city wrestles with a spike in shootings unlike anything it has seen in decades.

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Shootings Have Soared. Is the N.Y.P.D. Pulling Back?

As shootings go unsolved, some elected officials think that officers are staging a slowdown. But the department says it is stretched thin.

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Top N.Y.P.D. Chief Injured While Making Arrest at a Protest

Terence A. Monahan, New York’s highest-ranking uniformed chief, was one of several officers who were attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge, officials said.

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The N.Y.P.D. Has Rejected Reform for Decades. It Can’t Anymore.

New York is finally giving its Police Department the scrutiny it deserves.

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Can the N.Y.P.D. Handle a $1 Billion Budget Cut? Yes

Protests and a fiscal crisis shine a new light on the biggest Police Department budget in America.

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‘There’s Going to Be More Demands’: What’s Next for N.Y. Protests

Marches, vigils and rallies have settled in as a part of the city’s daily life, one already disrupted by the pandemic.

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Why the $6 Billion N.Y.P.D. Is Now a Target of ‘Defund the Police’

The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting, from schools to mental health. Now officials are rethinking that.

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Undercounting Those Killed by the N.Y.P.D.

A never-released report shows that the number of people killed by police activity in New York is more than twice what has been reported.

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N.Y.P.D. Plainclothes Unit Involved in Many Shootings Will Be Disbanded

The commissioner is reassigning about 600 officers from anti-crime teams that targeted violent crime and illegal guns.

#crime-and-criminals, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Two Men Are Accused of Posing as New York Police Officers in Armed Robbery

Prosecutors said that the men, wearing bulletproof vests, medical masks and gloves, robbed a Manhattan jewelry store of $150,000 in valuables.

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‘Kettling’ of Peaceful Protesters Shows Aggressive Shift by N.Y. Police

Officers have charged and swung batons at demonstrators after curfew with seemingly little provocation. The mayor said he would review any reports of inappropriate enforcement.

#curfews, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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N.Y.C. Protesters Defy Curfew, Which Police Again Aggressively Enforce

The crackdown appeared less intense than the night before, with fewer violent confrontations, but officers were still forceful in dispersing demonstrators.

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Protester Defy Curfew, and Police Don’t Wait Long to Enforce It: Live Updates

As 8 p.m. passed, peaceful demonstrations were continuing. The authorities soon moved to disperse them and to make arrests.

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NYPD and De Blasio Faulted Over Looting at Macy’s and Across Midtown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was among those criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio, who acknowledged that there were “a lot of things that have to be done better.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #looting-crime, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Here’s What Led to N.Y.C.’s First Curfew in 75 Years

“Nobody has seen anything like this,” said William Bratton, the city’s former police commissioner.

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NYPD Commissioner Denies Racial Bias in Coronavirus Social Distancing Policing

Dermot F. Shea acknowledged racial disparities in the enforcement of pandemic-related rules but said they did not stem from “racist policing.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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The NYPD Arrested 40 People on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the police had used enforcement authority properly, but other officials expressed concern about tactics similar to unfair “stop and frisk” practices.

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Protesters Say the NYPD Uses Social Distancing to Justify Coronavirus Crackdown

After the police broke up a demonstration in New York City on Sunday, activists expressed concern that safety orders were being used to curtail free speech.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #manhattan-nyc, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Why a Drop in Domestic Violence Reports Might Not Be a Good Sign

As the coronavirus forces people to stay home, reports of domestic violence are falling in New York City, alarming the authorities.

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Fears of Coronavirus Catastrophe at Rikers Jail

Already, 167 inmates and 137 staff members have tested positive at New York City’s jails, including the Rikers complex, which is described as crowded and unsanitary.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-department-nyc, #legal-aid-society, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #prisons-and-prisoners, #probation-and-parole, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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Don’t Put More People in New York’s Jails During a Pandemic

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature can save lives by resisting calls to roll back criminal justice reforms.

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