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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.
Nation Jun 05De Blasio faces criticism for downplaying rough police treatment of NYC protesters
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday said he had personally seen "no use of force around peaceful protests," belying social media posts and witness accounts of officers moving on demonstrators without provocation and hitting them with batons.
Nation Jun 04WATCH: NYC Mayor de Blasio says ‘there will be consequences’ for stabbing ambush
Police were trying Thursday to determine what motivated a stabbing ambush of an officer on an anti-looting patrol in Brooklyn, an attack that spurred a struggle in which the suspect was shot and two other officers had gunshot injuries to…
Health May 13WATCH: Cuomo says another region of New York poised for economic restart
A fourth region of upstate New York has met the criteria to gradually restart its economic activity as the state prepares slowly relax its pandemic-induced social restrictions.
Health Apr 30Police called after NYC funeral home stores bodies in rented trucks
Police were called to a Brooklyn neighborhood Wednesday after a funeral home overwhelmed by the coronavirus resorted to storing dozens of bodies on ice in rented trucks, and a passerby complained about the smell, officials said.