A 26-year-old gay man was beaten eight days ago just outside Brooklyn's 79th Police Precinct by police officers who made homosexual slurs, the victim and two of his roommates who witnessed the incident tell the Voice. The encounter, which took place around 4 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, and is under inv ... More >>
The mother of a Brooklyn teen gunned down by two Brooklyn police officers stepped out of a meeting with the district attorney Thursday to deliver harsh words for a department she believes is deeply racist. Read more: Everybody Wants a Piece of Kimani Gray Carol Gray, the mother of Kimani Gray, a 1 ... More >>
From the depths of Rikers Island comes an appalling case of alleged jailhouse brutality, involving correction officers beating a handcuffed inmate within an inch of his life for protesting after he was denied a baloney sandwich, the Voice has learned. The April 3 assault on 26-year-old Robert Hinto ... More >>
The Village Voice's NYPD Tapes series is being cited in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two brothers ticketed and detained twice in 2010 and 2011 in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct. Scott and Stephen Faine allege they were arrested as part of a quota driven by the precinct commanders in the 81st, whic ... More >>
New details are emerging about the April 18 fire at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. which forced the relocation of 700 prisoners, the Voice has learned. Prison officials had told the press that no inmates or staff were injured in the smoky, pre-dawn electrical blaze at the 185-year old complex, ... More >>
Jail guards somehow mistook a mother of four for a man and stuck her in an all-male holding area for two days, where inmates urinated on her shoes, exposed themselves to her and threatened her with rape, the Voice has learned. Joan Gonzalez, 43, of the Bronx, repeatedly pleaded with correcti ... More >>
Visiting a loved one in Rikers? Good luck.