Nation Aug 15

New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer arrives at 787 7th Avenue in midtown Manhattan where a helicopter was reported to have crashed in New York City, New York, U.S., June 10, 2019. Photo by: Brendan McDermid/Reuters
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…

Nation Aug 13

U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein (center) appears in court where he pleaded guilty to two prostitution charges in West Palm Beach, Florida, on July 30, 2008. Photo by Uma Sanghvi/Palm Beach Post via Reuters
Guards suspended, warden reassigned after Epstein death

The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.

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