Tag Archives: NYPD

De Blasio Says He’ll Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

Reuters reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed with the City Council to cut $1 billion from the New York Police Department’s funding in the municipal budget for the 2021 fiscal year, which is due to be passed later on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers described the cuts as insufficient. The coronavirus pandemic created a $9 billion …

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NYPD Officer Arrested For Using Illegal Chokehold

The New York Times reports: A New York City police officer was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with illegally using a chokehold to subdue a man on the boardwalk at a Queens beach, officials said. The officer, David Afanador, was suspended on Sunday hours after cellphone video was posted on social media that showed him holding his arm around …

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NYPD Officer Charged In Violent Shoving Of Protester

The New York Times reports: A New York City police officer surrendered to face criminal charges on Tuesday, over a week after he was recorded on video shoving a woman to the ground and cursing at her during a protest against police brutality, the police commissioner and law enforcement officials said. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office plans to charge the …

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Ex-NYPD Head: Blacks Are The Ones Who Need Reform

“Everything is about reforming the police. How about reforming the community? How about teaching young black men and women, in these communities of color, things like don’t run from the police when you get stopped. Keep your hands on the steering wheel when you get stopped in a car stop. “Don’t make furtive moments, don’t put your hands in your …

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Ex-NYPD Leader: Buffalo Man Got What He Deserved

“When you watch these videos, listen, when a police officer tells you to move when there is a curfew, you move. When a police officer told you to back up, you back up. You’re not supposed to stick your finger in his face. “You’re not supposed to touch him or throw something on it. They’ve been bombarded with bricks, rocks, …

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Fox Hosts Spread Lie About Protesters Planting Bricks

Vice News reports: On Wednesday morning, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea posted a video on Twitter of an NYPD officer on a street corner, facing what look like several blue plastic bins full of bricks or concrete chunks. “This is what our cops are up against,” he wrote. “Organized looters, strategically placing caches of bricks & rocks at locations throughout NYC.” …

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NYPD Officers Run Over In Bronx, Greenwich Village

The New York Daily News reports: Startling video obtained by the Daily News shows an SUV full of suspected looters ram into a police officer trying to stop them in Greenwich Village early Monday. The video shows several men running along W. 8th St. just after 3:20 a.m., items in their arms. Three hop into a waiting SUV, as a …

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Gov. Cuomo Asks AG To Probe Misconduct By NYPD

Axios reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Sunday that he has asked the state’s attorney general to review the New York Police Department’s conduct during protests over the death of George Floyd. Several videos of protests over the weekend showed NYPD officers pushing protestors, driving SUVs through crowds and more. While some of the confrontations were instigated by …

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NYPD Vehicle Plows Through Protesters [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A large protest in Brooklyn on Saturday sent a shock through social media when video emerged of two New York Police Department vehicles driving through a group of protesters. The protest was one of dozens nationwide over the death of George Floyd. The videos show dozens of protesters gathered in a street holding up a small barricade, …

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NYPD Limits Number Of People In Riverside Parks

Gothamist reports: After repeated instances of New Yorkers packing into crowded parks on beautiful warm weather days, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the NYPD would begin limiting the number of people allowed into two parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn: Hudson River Park Piers 45 and 46 (this includes Christopher Street Pier), and Domino Park in Williamsburg. And if …

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Gov. Cuomo Proposes 50% Bonus For Critical Workers

ABC News reports: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing a 50% bonus for police, firefighters, medical personnel, mass transit employees and other essential workers on the front-lines of coronavirus. “They are carrying us through this crisis and the crisis is not over. If you look at who they are and the equity and fairness of what is happening, I …

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Man Arrested In Terror Threat To Bomb Central Park

New York’s CBS affiliate reports: A man who allegedly threatened to blow up the “Alice in Wonderland” statue in Central Park was arrested after police found knives, rifle ammunition and what appeared to be three empty pipe bombs in his Manhattan apartment, prosecutors say. Kevin Fallon, 30, sent a group text to several people he knew around 8 p.m. on …

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NYPD: 2200 Virus Cases, 12 Deaths, 20% Of Force Sick

CNN reports: The New York City Police Department has lost its 12th member to a suspected case of coronavirus. NYPD Auxiliary Police Officer Ramon Roman died on Sunday from coronavirus-related complications, according to a daily coronavirus report from the NYPD. On Monday, 6,974 uniformed members of the NYPD were out sick, accounting for 19.3% of the Department’s uniformed workforce, according …

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NYPD Creates Volunteer “DOA Teams” To Collect Bodies

The New York Post reports: The NYPD is putting together “DOA Teams” to help collect the mounting number of bodies from the coronavirus, The Post has learned. In an email to cops Wednesday morning, police brass asked for volunteers from the detective unit to form citywide teams to collect those deemed dead on arrival, promising 60 hours of overtime per …

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NYPD Commissioner: 1200 Cops Positive, 15% Out Sick

The New York Post reports: Roughly 15 percent of the NYPD — or 5,600 officers — are out sick amid the coronavirus pandemic, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday. Nearly 1,200 officers have now tested positive for the potentially deadly bug, Shea said during a Q&A session streamed live from police headquarters via Twitter. The top cop noted that social …

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700 NYPD Cases, Three Deaths, 12% Of Force Out Sick

CNN reports: New York City police lost its first detective to Covid-19, marking the third NYPD death to the disease that has afflicted the department. Detective Cedric Dixon, a 23-year veteran, worked in the 32nd Precinct in Harlem, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said. “May we never forget the sacrifice of those workers who put themselves in harm’s way to keep …

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NYPD: 552 Members Have Tested Positive For Virus

The Hill reports: Over 500 members of the New York Police Department (NYPD) have tested positive for the coronavirus as the illness savages New York City. The NYPD announced Friday that 552 members have tested positive for COVID-19, including 442 uniformed officers and 70 civilian members. Another 4,111 NYPD uniformed employees were on sick leave, accounting for 11.4 percent of …

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NYPD Drones To Patrol Over Times Square Tonight

The New York Post reports: New York City’s counterterrorism czar expects Times Square to be “the safest place on the planet Earth” on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of police officers will be on duty for Tuesday night’s festivities, along with specialized units armed with long guns, bomb-sniffing dogs and other measures. For the first time, police drones are expected to …

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Bloomberg Apologizes For Stop-And-Frisk Policy

The New York Times reports: Ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York reversed his longstanding support of the aggressive “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy that he pursued for a decade and that led to the disproportionate stopping of black and Latino people across the city. “I was wrong,” Mr. Bloomberg declared. “And I am …

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NYPD: Yes, We’d Arrest Trump For Shooting Someone

Politico reports: President Donald Trump will get arrested if he shoots someone in the middle of Fifth Avenue — despite his lawyer’s claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD said Thursday. “If anybody shoots someone, they get arrested. I don’t care if they’re the president or anybody else,” de Blasio told reporters. NYPD First Deputy Commissioner …

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