Jun 25

NYPD 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…

Aug 15

Police departments confront ‘epidemic’ in officer suicides

The deaths have come despite the department's mounting efforts to encourage officers to seek help for depression and other mental health problems. After two officers killed themselves on back-to-back days in June, Police Commissioner James O'Neill sent a note reminding…