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New York City Police Department

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    NYPD Patrol Car Cruises Williamsburg Bridge Bike Lane

    In the ongoing debate over bike lanes -- and who's either blocking them to cyclists or not using them properly as cyclists -- comes this video of a NYPD patrol car driving slowly and apparently leisurely along the Williamsburg Bridge bike path, which is ostensibly only for people who are either ridi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    NYC Bike Lanes Blocked by Everything, Including Cops

    ​The Bike War of 2011 has many fronts, including the NYPD against cyclists, with tickets at an all-time high, and the public (or politicians) against bike lines, with no one able to agree on how useful they are. Well maybe, DNAinfo proposes today, they're not getting the use they're meant to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    NYPD Still Stopping Tons of Black People

    ​Recent investigations into the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, which is ostensibly to find firearms but doesn't usually work out that way, show that not only are the searches illegal in many cases, but they overwhelmingly target men of color in poor areas. These stops result in tens of thousand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2011

    "Fuck The Police": Hundreds Protest Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata's Acquittal

    ​A few of us Voice women headed down to the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse yesterday to join hundreds of New Yorkers protesting the acquittal of Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, the two NYPD cops accused of raping a woman in her apartment in 2009. There was chanting, sign-waving, speechifying; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, NYPD Officers, Found Not Guilty of Rape

    Moreno on the stand​There is a verdict in the trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata, who had been accused of raping a 27-year-old East Village woman they were called to help home on a drunken night in 2008. This comes on the seventh day of deliberations. Moreno, 43, and Mata, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Alex Rodriguez, George Steinbrenner, and Jay-Z Got Their NYPD Tickets 'Taken Care Of'

    "Get this handled!"​Just in case you thought stars were "just like us," know that Yankees stud Alex Rodriguez and his since-deceased boss George Steinbrenner, along with Jay-Z's driver, other athletes, and people of note, all had their tickets "disappear" thanks to crooked NYPD helpers. Three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Shahawar Matin Siraj, Newburgh 4 and the Fort Dix 5: All Lured Into Terror Plot By Overzealous FBI Informants, New Report Claims

    ​A new report out of the NYU Law School slams the feds and the NYPD for conduct in three recent terrorism cases, saying that the government should end the practice of sending "paid informants into Muslim communities or families without any particularized suspicion of criminal activity." The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Philip Chlanda, NYPD Officer, Killed Himself During Late-Night Fight With Girlfriend

    ​"I love you," said NYPD cop Philip Chlanda to his girlfriend before killing himself in Manhattan early this morning. The New York Daily News reports that the officer, 29, was fighting with the woman after looking at her Facebook page, and the argument continued on West 36th Street near his sq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Pot Smokers: Albany Wants to Help You Out With Those Annoying Low-Level Arrests

    ​Sick of getting busted for smoking that joint on your stoop? Well, the folks in Albany have a cure -- new legislation that would close a loophole that allows cops to arrest anyone caught with less than 7/8 of an ounce of marijuana. The legislature actually banned the practice in 1977, excep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    NYPD Left Terrorism Task Force Plan in Trash

    ​Animal New York's Bucky Turco was strolling on 42 Street for some reason and happened upon an empty trash can in front of the NYPD's Manhattan South Task Force station. Well, empty except for the NYPD's counterterrorism plan, printed in full and in perfect condition, including "specific locat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    NYPD Has Bike-Law Cheat Sheet to Better Ticket Cyclists

    ​Streetsblog.org has obtained the above "cheat sheet," which they claim has been "circulated" by the NYPD beginning in February as part of "Operation Safe Cycle," an initiative ostensibly about promoting responsible riding, but which many alternative transportation advocates see as an assault ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Vanessa Hicks, Former NYPD Officer, Sues Over Ticket Quota

    ​A former police officer is suing the NYPD for firing her for not writing enough summonses and not stopping and frisking enough people, the New York Daily News is reporting. Vanessa Hicks' lawsuit follows last year's class action lawsuit filed on behalf of about 25 New Yorkers who allege the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    NYPD Ticket-Fixing Scandal: Bloomberg Says There's Nothing to See Here

    ​Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today on the radio that yes, "there seems to be a lot of evidence" that the NYPD fixed tickets for friends, family and important people, as is being investigated currently by a grand jury in the Bronx. As many as 40 officers could be implicated with many more faci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    NYPD Rape Trial: DNA Does Not Match Cops

    ​The case against NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata in the rape of an East Village woman was complicated by testimony about DNA, or at least the defense would have you believe. An NYPD criminalist said that head and pubic hairs taken from the accused do not match DNA from the woma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Biking Through a Red Light Could Cost You $270

    ​The NYPD's crackdown on cyclist riding illegally is no secret, with 2011 beginning as a record year for tickets -- 1,400 in a two week span and 230 in Central Park alone by March. But that doesn't mean the reality isn't shocking every time when it comes to seeing the severity of the punishmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Critical Mass Cyclists Get Almost $1 Million From City; Police Still Watching the Ride

    ​Even though our friends at City Hall recently had to fork over $965,000 in taxpayer money to Critical Mass riders arrested by the NYPD under questionable circumstances, police keep monitoring the rides. Last month, only 10 cyclists showed up at Union Square for the monthly ride, but they we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    More Marriage-Equality Protests and Arrests, This Time in Grand Central, Cuomo's Office

    Gay marriage activists - gay, straight, in plain dress, and in wedding drag - pulled off a trio of demonstrations Monday afternoon. Beginning in Grand Central station, the group Drag Queen Weddings held mock nuptials. Two couples and an officiate, all in high wedding dress, descended from the stairs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    NYPD Has $22 Million 'Rubber Room' of Its Own

    ​The New York Police Department has a $22 million annual payroll of cops who don't work because they have "killed or assaulted people, violated civil rights, beat up their wives or girlfriends, driven drunk or hurt bystanders," according to a report by the New York Post. Dubbed the "rubber-gun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Marijuana Busts Cost City $75 Million A Year, Report Says (Updated with Police Comment)

    ​The city spends $75 million a year on the NYPD's campaign of arresting people on low level marijuana possession charges, a new report says. The Drug Policy Alliance report says police and court expenses total up to $2,000 per arrest. Between 2002 and 2010, police made 350,000 marijuana posse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    NYPD Cell Phone Crackdown Today, As Real Criminals Rejoice

    Perfect Stock Image​The New York City Police Department kicked off a 24-hour "enforcement operation" at midnight today, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, all across the boroughs, even including Staten Island, to "crackdown on the use of hand-held cell phones while driving." According to the release, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    NYPD to Buy Bullet-Resistant Boat With $5.2 Million From FEMA

    A bullet-proof boat!​Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced today that the NYPD has plans to buy a bullet-resistant boat. Why would you need a bullet-resistant boat, besides bullet-resistant boats being rather awesome indeed? Via the Daily News, "This will provide for the purchase of a hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    NYPD Oversight Commission: More Allegations of Cops Lying Over Past Two Years

    ​Well, the time has come again to examine the lone yearly report offered to the public by the largely forgotten Mayor's Commission to Combat Police Corruption. As usual, the report is basically positive about the NYPD's anti-corruption practices. But there were a couple of intriguing disclosu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Weapons Arsenal Discovered During Bronx Cocaine Bust

    ​Yesterday brothers Victor and Tonin Miri were arrested on gun and drug possession charges following an investigation by the NYPD's Manhattan gang unit. New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan and New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly have announced that 12 firearm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    NYPD Joins Rest of Nation in Cutting Back on Horses, Because It's 2011

    "It seems like horses are always among the first to go when it comes to budget cuts," an expert source tells the New York Times today about the decrease in mounted police units across the country, from San Diego and Tulsa to Boston and New York City, where we're down to 79 police officers and 60 hor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    The Rumbler Vibration Siren Coming to New York City

    ​The NYPD has announced "the Rumbler," a new siren for cop cars designed to alert "even the most distracted cellphone-yakking, text-messaging or headphone-addled pedestrian or motorist," according to the New York Post. That is what we need! Louder streets. It can supposedly cut through the ubi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Ray Kelly, Police Commissioner, Buys NYPD Gear In Secret

    ​In yet more evidence that Police Commissioner Ray Kelly does his own thing, the NYPD violated federal and state bidding regulations in purchasing $4.1 million in anti-terror equipment without holding an open bidding competition, according to a new audit by the Department of Homeland Security ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Sutton Place Scooter Mystery Solved, With Help from New York Times

    ​After months of unsolved mystery, the NYPD has closed the books on the cream-colored Vespa that's been sitting outside of 1 Sutton Place South -- just sitting there, not going anywhere, not even making a peep! -- for months. Via the New York Times City Room blog, "It was not stolen or lost," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Unlike Teachers, Report Cards For Cops Are Off-Limits

    ‚ÄčOh, what's that? The NYPD denied another freedom of information request? You don't say! City Limits has a piece today, pointing out that while the city seems glad to hand over teacher performance rankings (much to the teachers' union chagrin, of course), an obscure law shields cops, firefighters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    NYPD's Muslim Horror Flick Sparks Outcry

    Morgan Schweitzer​A major city Islamic organization is putting a few tough questions to the NYPD about how a loony Muslim-bashing movie came to be shown to city cops, as reported in this week's Voice. "Our nation's battle against terrorism is only made more difficult whenever security officers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    FOIL'd Again: Why Doesn't the NYPD Want You to Know Anything?

    It was hard to feign much surprise last month when the New York Times slapped New York's finest with a lawsuit, accusing the department of habitually withholding information and flouting government transparency laws. In fact, as any reporter would certainly know, one of the city's toughest agencies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Christmas Eve Robbers Still Sought

    The NYPD asks the public for help in solving a Christmas Eve robbery at Today's Mobile, Fifth Avenue and 28th Street. At about 6 p.m. that day, three people described as black males entered the store. One tried to distract the store employee while the two others tried to grab merchandise. One of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    New NYPD Stats Raise More Questions About Downgrading of Crimes

    ​Last week, under public criticism, the NYPD released long-hidden statistics on lesser crimes, re-igniting questions about the extent of downgrading of major felonies, a practice we detailed in our NYPD Tapes series. That stonewalling led some observers to charge that felony complaints were b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Police Release Surveillance Video of Man With Suitcase Containing Woman's Body

    Here's the surveillance video we mentioned earlier, of a man transporting a suitcase that contained a woman's body. The woman was found in front of 435 East 114th Street on December 22 at 12:15 a.m., and was pronounced DOA. It's been determined that she was a 20- to 30-year-old black woman, and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    90-Year-Old Man Attacked and Robbed in Harlem: Have You Seen These Suspects?

    ​The NYPD is looking for the two men pictured, suspected of robbing a 90-year-old man on December 4 at approximately 2 p.m. The victim was returning from grocery shopping to his apartment at 15 West 139th Street when the suspects approached from behind, put him in a choke hold, and threw him t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    NYPD Internal Memo Offers Mixed Message on the New Law Prohibiting Quotas

    ​Using some bureaucratic sleight of hand, the NYPD has issued written advice for cops on the new quota law passed by the state Legislature earlier this year. While noting that quotas are illegal and denying that the department indulges in them or penalizes cops for not making them, a November ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    "Ice-Pick Bandit" Suspect Nabbed by Jersey Cops

    ​The New York Post says police in Bergen County, New Jersey, have arrested a man whom the NYPD are calling a "person of interest" in the "Ice-Pick Bandit" case. (The so-called "bandit" has held up at least six women in elevators -- using what looks like an ice pick -- in Manhattan's Stuyvesant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Police Seek Suspect in Bronx Robbery

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying the suspect pictured, who's wanted for taking part in an October 29 robbery near Matthews Avenue and Williamsbridge Road, the Bronx.

  • News

    December 1, 2010

    Dirty Little Secrets in NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau

    Witch hunts, injustice, and just plain incompetence in the secretive police-department-within-a-department

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Police Seek Emily Vasquez, Missing 14-Year-Old Bronx Girl

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help locating Emily Vazquez, 14, of 1602 Bronx River Parkway, the Bronx. Emily, pictured, is 5'5" and 110 pounds, with black eyes and brown hair. She was last seen leaving her house on Friday, November 19, at approximately 6:30 p.m. If you have any informat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Greenpoint Venue Coco66 Reopens Tonight With Live Music and Burnt Sugar

    The door at Coco66, circa October 26th. ​When last we checked in with Greenpoint's Coco66, the club had been raided in the midst of CMJ, shuttered for the crime of having 350 people crammed into a 75 person capacity venue. The venue first told us that "we were misinformed by the NYPD" and that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    "UPS Robber" Sought by NYPD

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect who has worn a UPS uniform to attempt two gunpoint robberies on the Upper West Side, both on Friday, October 29, at West 147th and West 143rd Streets. The suspect, clad in the trademark brown uniform, produced a gun from his UPS u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Cops Less Likely Than Ever To Shoot You

    ​The Wall Street Journal says city cops aren't "trigger happy" after reviewing a new NYPD report that said police officers were involved in fewer shootings and fired fewer bullets last year since the department started tracking shooting statistics in 1971. So why are police keeping guns in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    The Excuse Cops Used to Raid Santos Party House Last Night? Nearly Three-Month-Old Drug Charges

    The still-shuttered club, circa this afternoon.​When the cops raided Santos Party House last night and shut the club down, just hours before Ninja Tune's 20th anniversary party was set to jump off, many noted that the timing of the raid was suspicious: right before Halloween weekend, typically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    NYPD's Stop-and-Frisks Often Lack Legal Basis, Study Says

    ​The NYPD's stop-and-question policy suffers another hit today, as a Columbia Law School study concludes that cops often stopped people without a legal basis to do so, and didn't properly fill out the form for the stop.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Future of Greenpoint Venue Coco66 Uncertain After Friday Night NYPD Raid [Updated]

    That's Coco66's address alright. Photo via​Update: Says the club's manager: "We're reopening at 4 p.m. today." See more below. Lost in a weekend's worth of CMJ-related chaos was the fact that on Friday night, the NYPD raided the Greenpoint venue Coco66, halting the Tamaryn/Frankie Rose & the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    NYPD Commanders Critique Comp Stat And The Reviews Aren't Good

    ​In their latest article on the NYPD's crime statistics, professors John Eterno and Eli Silverman continue with their critique of the Comp Stat model with quotes from actual NYPD commanders about the drawbacks of the model. "Commanding officers were allowed to make their own decisions when it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    The NYPD Tapes: The Folks at The Associated Press Offer Their Take

    ​Well, the Associated Press has gotten around to writing its own take-out on the case of Adrian Schoolcraft, the police officer who supplied secret recordings to the Village Voice, which exposed questionable practices inside the NYPD. Those recordings became the centerpiece of the Voice's five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    Horrors in the Bronx Cap Week of Terror for NY Gays

    In just the past few days, the city has seen a gay teenager leap from the George Washington Bridge after being bullied, hosted a vigil in Washington Square Park for the rash of gay teen suicides happening around the country, and learned of gay bashings that happened in Chelsea and even in the bathro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Have You Seen This Missing Brooklyn Girl?

    ​The NYPD is asking for help locating Kahdijah Ollivierre, 12, of 96 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn. She was last seen leaving for school on Tuesday, October 5, at 7:45 a.m., wearing an orange, green, and white Miami Hurricanes jacket, a light blue shirt, tan school-uniform pants, and multicolored boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Have You Seen This Missing Teen?

    ​The NYPD is asking for the public's assistance locating Joel Lora, 15, of 2115 Haviland Avenue, the Bronx. He was last seen leaving his residence on September 28, wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. Joel is hispanic, 5'6" and 125 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. If you have any inform ... More >>

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