The judge in the stop and frisk trial Friday offered an interesting explanation of her view on the case, and a key element of the city's defense. It came at a point where in questioning a plaintiff's expert, a city lawyer was trying to make the point that the tactic is an effective crime strategy.
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The NYPD's Chief of Community Affairs, Phillip Banks, has been tapped to replace the long-serving Chief of Department Joseph Esposito, police sources said.
The post, held by Esposito for the past 12 years, is the highest uniformed rank in the 34,000-officer department, overseeing patrol and all ot ... More >>