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Nation Apr 16Grand jury in Prude death voted 15-5 to not indict 3 cops
Newly released transcripts show that a grand jury investigating the police suffocation death of Daniel Prude last year in Rochester, New York, voted 15-5 not to charge the three officers involved in his restraint of a criminally negligent homicide charge…
Nation Mar 31Suspect in attack on Asian American woman in New York City is arrested
A parolee convicted of killing his mother nearly two decades ago was arrested on charges including felony assault as a hate crime for attacking an Asian American woman near New York City’s Times Square.
Nation Mar 12Probe faults mayor, officials for keeping Prude death secret
The report said Mayor Lovely Warren lied at a September press conference when she said it wasn't until August that she learned officers had physically restrained Prude during the March 23 encounter.
Politics Feb 16Here are the criminal investigations and lawsuits looming over Trump after impeachment
A Democratic congressman filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Trump of conspiring with far-right extremists in the Capitol riot, and the attorney general of Washington, D.C., is weighing charges over the riot as well.
Nation Jan 21Judge says New York lawsuit seeking NRA’s dissolution can go forward
A New York judge on Thursday denied the National Rifle Association’s bid to throw out a state lawsuit that seeks to put the powerful gun advocacy group out of business.
Nation Dec 18Watchdog criticizes NYPD methods at Floyd protests for stoking conflict
The six-month probe focused on the NYPD's institutional planning and response to the May and June protests and not the actions of individual officers.
Economy Dec 09U.S. government, states bring antitrust action against Facebook
Federal regulators asked for Facebook to be ordered to divest its Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services as the U.S. government and 48 states and districts accused the company of abusing its market power.
Nation Oct 26New York City sued over clashes with Floyd protesters
Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were roughed up by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Nation Oct 14White woman charged in racist NYC run-in made a 2nd 911 call
Prosecutors say the white woman charged with filing a false police report for calling 911 during a videotaped dispute with a Black man in New York’s Central Park in May made a second, previously unreported call. In the second call,…
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.