This Is How Manhattan's Happy Ending Lounge Handles Rape Accusations

Pepper Ellett, 25, alleges she was raped at Manhattan’s Happy Ending Lounge late last month. Yet she feels that the police aren’t taking her case seriously, nor is the bar, which immediately fired the employee in question—but didn’t turn him into the police. A rep for that same bar, which has been in the news for… »8/12/15 1:00pm8/12/15 1:00pm

Off-Duty Cop May Face Discipline After Thief Steals Gun From Her Purse

If you are a police officer, one of your primary responsibilities (other than protecting the peace, blah blah) is ensuring that your gun doesn’t get stolen. That said, and I don’t know anything about police work but I do know something about purses, maybe don’t keep your gun somewhere so snatchable? »7/16/15 4:00pm7/16/15 4:00pm

How it Feels When the Media Declares Your Teen Daughter a Whiny 'SLUT'

Last summer, then-17-year-old New Yorker Winnifred Bonjean-Alpert was arrested and detained for 18 hours for telling her friends—other teens at a party— that they didn’t have to show police officers their IDs. Now, her mother, a civil rights attorney, is attempting to sue the city over the alleged police misconduct.… »6/12/15 5:30pm6/12/15 5:30pm

Here's What Happens When You Report Sexual Misconduct on the Subway

Yesterday morning, between 9:30 and 9:40 a.m. (yes, I was running late to work) I was the victim of sexual misconduct at the Fulton Street subway stop, at the exit near Fulton and William streets. The MTA and the NYPD failed to provide substantial measures in responding to and reporting the incident. »5/08/15 12:05pm5/08/15 12:05pm

Video: NYPD Attacks and Arrests Man for Filming a Cop Pawing a Woman

Last spring, Jason Disisto and some friends were hanging out in front of a restaurant in Washington Heights when an NYPD officer named Jonathan Munoz came up to one of Disisto’s female friends and started to frisk and paw her. Munoz stuck his hand in the woman’s sweater and took her by the wrist. »5/04/15 3:00pm5/04/15 3:00pm

An Anonymous Cop Is Here to Answer All Your Questions About the Police

Police officers turn up a lot in Gawker stories, but unless they’re a department commissioner giving a press conference or a union leader loudly berating a public official, it’s rare that they actually have a voice. What does the average beat cop think about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo? What is he looking for… »3/17/15 11:24am3/17/15 11:24am

Cop Who Killed Akai Gurley Pleads Not Guilty, Is Released Without Bail

Peter Liang is the rookie NYPD officer who shot and killed Akai Gurley while on an unapproved stairwell patrol in the Louis H. Pink housing project late last year, adding Gurley to the long list of unarmed black men whose lives were taken away from them because they scared a police officer, and whose deaths are… »2/12/15 12:10pm2/12/15 12:10pm

Peter Liang, the NYPD cop who shot Akai Gurley in a dark stairway of Louis H.

Peter Liang, the NYPD cop who shot Akai Gurley in a dark stairway of Louis H. Pink housing on November 20, 2014, has been indicted. Grand Jury hearings began on February 4, according to the Daily News, and he will face criminal charges, though it's unclear which ones specifically. Liang spent Gurley's final dying… »2/10/15 5:00pm2/10/15 5:00pm

'Cannibal Cop' Gilberto Valle's Profile Seems Fake as Hell

The New York Post is reporting that Gilberto Valle—better known as the "Cannibal Cop," the former NYPD officer who was convicted of conspiring to cook and kill several women before having his conviction overturned—is back on online dating sites, looking for a dinner date. That's alarming, and at least kind of funny,… »1/21/15 11:30am1/21/15 11:30am

Can Cops Beat Their 2014 Low Points 9 Days into 2015? They're Trying!

In America, the winter of our discontent—with the police—continues. As New York cops channel their best Carrie Mathison and Cleveland cops battle Ferguson cops to see who can fell more unarmed bodies, Los Angeles cops are doing… something good. And when LA authorities—famous for actions like beating a homeless… »1/09/15 1:30pm1/09/15 1:30pm

NYPD Wrongly Accuse Mayor's Wife of Wearing Jeans to Cop's Funeral 

Things have been exceedingly tense between New York mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department following the shooting deaths of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. After Liu's funeral Sunday, that controversy extended to de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, who NYPD officers accused of wearing… »1/08/15 11:50am1/08/15 11:50am