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Nation Aug 31NYPD to adopt guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct
The New York Police Department is unveiling a discipline matrix that will guide decisions on officer punishment similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases.
Politics Aug 25New York wants court to declare mail disruptions unconstitutional
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently announced that he was suspending new operational changes to mail service amid complaints that they had led to delivery slowdowns.
Nation Aug 21Judge lifts veil on New York City police discipline records
With scores of disciplinary records already online, a federal judge on Friday lifted a temporary restraining order that had barred New York City's police watchdog agency, police department and other entities from making such information public.
Politics Aug 06WATCH: New York attorney general sues to dissolve NRA
New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over questionable expenditures.
Nation Jul 29Outrage after NYPD pulls protester into unmarked van
The NYPD says Stone was picked up by a warrant squad for allegedly damaging several surveillance cameras. The department said that squad typically uses unmarked vehicles to surprise wanted suspects.
Nation Jul 20‘Men’s rights’ lawyer suspected in shooting of New Jersey judge’s family
Roy Den Hollander received media attention including appearances on Fox News and Comedy Central for lawsuits challenging perceived infringements of "men's rights."…
Nation Jul 06Ghislaine Maxwell moved to New York for sex abuse charges
Jeffrey Epstein's longtime confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges she recruited women and girls for him to sexually abuse.
Nation Jun 25NYPD officer charged with using banned chokehold
A New York City police officer who was suspended after putting a man in what authorities said was a banned chokehold now faces criminal charges. The NYPD says officer David Afanador was arrested Thursday on charges of strangulation and attempted…
Nation Jun 15NYPD closes controversial anti-crime unit amid calls for reform
New York City's police department is disbanding the unit involved in Eric Garner's 2014 chokehold death, Commissioner Dermot Shea said Monday amid a nationwide reckoning for policing in the wake of George Floyd's death last month in Minneapolis.
Nation Jun 08New York passes bill to unveil police disciplinary records
New York lawmakers are poised to overhaul a decades-old law protecting police disciplinary records that has long been among the nation's most secretive.