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.
Deployed at a public housing building, the device drew condemnation as a stark example of police power and misplaced priorities.
A 9-year-old girl returning home from a birthday celebration found her mother and two sisters had been murdered, the police said.
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.
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.
A time without precedent saw huge increases in homicides and shootings in the city as some other categories of crime plummeted.
“I look back with remorse,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after a city oversight agency found the department’s tactics “produced excessive enforcement.”
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.
Lori Pollock says in a lawsuit that the Police Department systematically denies women a chance to compete for top jobs.
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.
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.
The spate on Sunday came as the city wrestles with a spike in shootings unlike anything it has seen in decades.
As shootings go unsolved, some elected officials think that officers are staging a slowdown. But the department says it is stretched thin.
Terence A. Monahan, New York’s highest-ranking uniformed chief, was one of several officers who were attacked on the Brooklyn Bridge, officials said.
New York is finally giving its Police Department the scrutiny it deserves.
Protests and a fiscal crisis shine a new light on the biggest Police Department budget in America.
Marches, vigils and rallies have settled in as a part of the city’s daily life, one already disrupted by the pandemic.
The New York police have taken on a vast purview beyond crime fighting, from schools to mental health. Now officials are rethinking that.
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.
The commissioner is reassigning about 600 officers from anti-crime teams that targeted violent crime and illegal guns.
Prosecutors said that the men, wearing bulletproof vests, medical masks and gloves, robbed a Manhattan jewelry store of $150,000 in valuables.
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.
The crackdown appeared less intense than the night before, with fewer violent confrontations, but officers were still forceful in dispersing demonstrators.
As 8 p.m. passed, peaceful demonstrations were continuing. The authorities soon moved to disperse them and to make arrests.
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.”
“Nobody has seen anything like this,” said William Bratton, the city’s former police commissioner.
Dermot F. Shea acknowledged racial disparities in the enforcement of pandemic-related rules but said they did not stem from “racist policing.”
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.
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.
As the coronavirus forces people to stay home, reports of domestic violence are falling in New York City, alarming the authorities.
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature can save lives by resisting calls to roll back criminal justice reforms.