Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, the first black woman to be appointed to the New York Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River in early April. Her death was met with an outpouring of grief and testaments of her success from family and colleagues, including Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo, who…
Amidst heightened scrutiny over the NYPD’s questionable response to a sharp uptick in sexual assault in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, DNAinfo reported yesterday that police declined to press charges against two men accused of raping a woman in a portable toilet due to “inconsistencies” in her account. On…
A Muslim NYPD officer has filed a lawsuit against her colleagues after they allegedly tried to pull her hijab from her head, called her a “Muslim bitch” and jeered at her not to “detonate on patrol”—abuses which spanned a period of several years.
In a sequence of very strange comments regarding a recent uptick in sex crimes in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, an NYPD official took it upon himself to parse which rapes are the kind of rapes that are really worth worrying about, appearing to conclude that most are no biggie, because they aren’t “true stranger…
Law enforcement officers evacuated tourists and shoppers from Trump Tower without explanation late on Tuesday, prompting a series of panicked tweets to emanate from the president-elect’s expensive home in Midtown Manhattan.
The New York City Police Department has launched an investigation into the appearance of swastikas scrawled onto four dormitory doors at the New School in Manhattan.
A good thing: On Tuesday, a federal judge rejected the settlement of lawsuits filed against the NYPD in relation to the police department’s surveillance of Muslims in New York City on the grounds that the settlement terms were not “sufficient.”
Twenty-one-year-old rapper and activist Moise Morancy was riding the Q53 bus home when he noticed another passenger forcing sexual advances on a teenage girl. He intervened, confronting the man directly, and prevented the him from doing further harm. But when the NYPD arrived on the scene, Morancy was detained along…
A 66 year old woman was shot and killed in her Bronx apartment by a New York City police sergeant after allegedly charging at him with a baseball bat.
Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold, is making more money now, on modified assignment, than ever before, Politico New York reports. The revelation comes even as Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to refuse to release Pantaleo’s disciplinary records.
Above is a tweet from the NYPD’s 6th Precinct that features Sgt. Balunas escorting Rihanna to a VMAs afterparty at Up & Down late Sunday night.
In New York City, a woman cop says her superiors won’t allow her to breast pump at work, which is like forcing her to endure 10,000 tiny daggers stabbing her from inside her boob while starving her child and saying, “just deal with it.”
Security at this year’s NY Heritage of Pride Parade will come with a strong display of solidarity with the LGBT community. It’s nice to see the police lead with an inclusive example, and frankly, the car looks good this way.
Peter Liang, the officer who fatally shot Akai Gurley in a dark Brooklyn public house stairwell in 2014, has been given five years probation and 800 hours of community service. Gurley, 28, was unarmed.
New York City is denying responsibility after two Manhattan special victims unit detectives—Officer Lukasz Skorzewski and Lt. Adam Lamboy—took a rape victim on a 10-hour bar crawl and brought her back to a hotel room where she woke up being groped by Skorzewski.
New York police are on the look out for a man who reportedly masturbated at a woman for more than 30 minutes on a Manhattan-bound 2 train on Sunday afternoon. His identifying features are a khaki jacket, a white t-shirt, and—less obviously—a tattoo reading “TEAM USA” stamped in bold letters on his forehead. What a…
The husband of Moira Smith, an NYPD officer killed on September 11, 2001, is publicly returning a “Woman of the Year” award given to her by Glamour magazine. James Smith said he FedExed the award back to the magazine after learning it had also been awarded to Caitlyn Jenner.
Sometimes a story grabs your heart and wrings it out into a puddle of blood. Such is the story of Gianclaudio P. Marengo, the 30-year-old Italian who wandered the streets of New York City for two days after the marathon in his running gear.
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…
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?