In addition to the Brooklyn D.A.'s office, the Civilian Complaint Review Board is also investigating the alleged June 2 assault by homophobic slur-spewing 79th Precinct police on a gay man in Brooklyn. Victim Josh Williams is at right.
A newly released report by human rights lawyers documents widespread police abuse of the rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters. Over 195 pages, the report offers the most detailed and comprehensive accounting yet of the New York Police Department's response to the Occupy Wall Street movement, fro ... More >>
The Battle for Union Square continues. The branch of Occupy Wall Street protesters who have colonized Union Square for the past three weeks continue their nightly standoff with the New York Police Department, which each night deploys more than fifty officers to clear the park and stand guard along ... More >>
City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn this week touted her role in the deal which expands the prosecutorial role for the Civilian Complaint Review Board against police officers accused of misconduct. But, oddly, Quinn (at right, behind Mayor Bloomberg) has left vacant the seat of ... More >>
From the department of fairly big deals, the Police Department has finally agreed to allow the Civilian Complaint Review Board to prosecute all police officers against whom a complaint has been substantiated. The agreement among City Hall, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the CCRB comes following ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
Interestingly, while NYPD stop and frisks continue to rise, the number of civilian complaints fell last year, according to figures published by the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Police stopped more than 601,000 people in 2010, a jump of 25,000 people over 2009. But complaints about those ... More >>
While Rubén Díaz Sr. lobs bombs against gay rights, son Rubén Jr. and lesbian granddaughter Erica run for cover
In a follow-up to yesterday's investigation by WNYC into the often illegal, and more often minority-targeting, rash of arrests for misdemeanor marijuana possession, part two today focuses on New York City citizens' ignorance. As it turns out, we do have rights -- even as brown or black men -- ... More >>
The latest from The NYPD Tapes case files: Terrence Battle, an executive at Hot 97 and KISS FM, was pulling up to his house in a livery cab early last Saturday morning when a sergeant anad two officers from Brooklyn's 81st Precinct stopped the taxi. The cops were doing a routine check as pa ... More >>
Earlier today, right around the time that the City Council was holding a hearing on the NYPD's controversial stop and frisk practices, cops slapped a Brooklyn man with a trespassing charge for standing under an awning to get out of the rain. Vincent Mouzon, a 55-year-old telephone pollster w ... More >>
Bed-Stuy street cops ordered: Turn this place into a ghost town
Remember that guy who was pushed off his bike by a police sergeant in Times Square back in March, 2007, during a Critical Mass bike ride? Well, the city has agreed this week to pay cyclist Richard Vazquez and four other plaintiffs $98,000 in a settlement over the NYPD's handling of the incid ... More >>
The Conflict of Interest Board has given a gentle reminder to a top member of the independent board that reviews minor police misconduct not to share confidential documents with the public, in a public letter today. The question in this case -- which may have implications for whistleblower ... More >>
Damn, August already -- and we haven't paid our rent or looked at the local candidates much besides the mayoral prospects. Here's a fast look at what contenders for three big spots have been up to lately: Manhattan D.A.: Richard Aborn appeared with former NYPD Commissioner and current LAPD C ... More >>
Thankfully, there's no term limit on the Constitution and its protection of students
Another fall begins with the Police Commissioner's henchmen in control
In this proudly cosmopolitan city, the NYPD and its leader are far from color-blind
A new watchdog will have to confront a broken cop-complaint system
Will we get another law-and-order mayor who decides on his own what the law is?
Were police really busting a drug ring when it rounded up Mr. Black's colorful crew?
Will Bloomberg run on his record of bullying schoolchildren and teachers?
Money woes, time limits mean more NYPD misconduct will go unpunished
On Ghetto Streets, It's Bloodshed and Tears All Over Again
Rescuing Protest Before Bush '04
National Protest Puts Police Brutality Back on the Agenda
Former Investigator Takes on Police-Misconduct Review Agency
'We Thought We Were Done With These Things, but We Were Wrong'
A Familys Search for the Truth About an Alleged Death in Police Custody
Keeping Up the Struggle Against Police Violence
Community Alleges Excessive Force by Police at Garden Protest
The Police Only Saw He Was Black
When Vincent Curto was gunned down by police during a robbery nearly four years ago, no one wanted to hear his nephew's accusation that he was brutally assaulted as he lay dying. Until now.
'Single-Standard' Rudy Bows to Baseball Bigwigs and Staten Islanders
Diallo Deconstructs Rudy's Racial Rule
Giuliani's Knee-Jerk Cop Defense Is as Incendiary as It Is Inaccurate
Or, what happens when an honest citizen calls a cop an asshole