It looks like we haven't heard the last of the ticket fixing scandal that roiled the ranks of the NYPD. The Albany Times-Union reports that more than a dozen state troopers and officers in at least six other police departments are also under investigation "on charges ranging from misconduct to tampe ... More >>
The 206 police officers transferred last week to the new World Trade Center Command are coming largely from higher crime precincts outside of tourist-heavy, monied southern Manhattan, documents show. Just three cops are coming from the lower Manhattan's 1st Precinct, which includes the trade ... More >>
Experiments in Terror
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. February 11, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 6 Corruption makes the world go round By Clark Whelton In February, 1960, Adam Clayton Powell stood up on the floor of the House of Representatives and delivered a speech entitled "The Immorality of the ... More >>
In yet another step in the ongoing fallout from the Voice's "NYPD Tapes" series, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has tapped a deputy inspector to reinvestigate allegations by Police Officer Adrian Schoolcraft about misconduct in Brooklyn's 81st Precinct. The appointment of Deputy Inspector Dan ... More >>
A deputy chief in the NYPD should be suspended for 30 days and get probation for breaking department rules on using human growth hormone, an administrative law judges has ruled. As the Village Voice has reported, Deputy Chief Michael Marino is already under investigation over whether he br ... More >>
He wanted his bosses to know about NYPD misconduct. So they put him in a mental ward
Mike Bloomberg, mayor and media mogul, "is a big believer in transparency in government," he assured listeners this spring in a radio talk. This still didn't stop him from cutting the Mayor's Management Report, the city charter-mandated index of city business, in half, reducing its "indicators" --- ... More >>
It seems that our items about the NYPD's campaign to stop its own retired officers from using the department logo have struck a chord. The Voice has gotten an unusual number of emails on this subject. As you may recall, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's people sent letters to so-called 10-13 clubs, w ... More >>
When police officers in Brooklyn fired 50 shots and killed unarmed Sean Bell in November, 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg bluntly said the police used excessive force. "I can tell you that it is to me unacceptable or inexplicable how you can have 50-odd shots fired, but that's up to the investigation ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly's amended proposal to house reporters stationed at 1 Police Plaza in an auditorium -- he had originally thrown them out on their ears -- is getting panned in media circles. Kelly first planned to boot reporters on July 31, to make way for a glossy new anti-terror cente ... More >>
The stars have aligned, the seas have parted, somewhere in the desert a bush burns, and the Mayor's Commission to Combat Police Corruption has actually issued a report. It was only the second report put out in three years by an agency that our old friend Rudy Giuliani created in 19 ... More >>
With the ghost of J. Edgar Hoover returning, Ray Kelly yields some ground to the NYCLU
If you think that Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly—who as a young deputy inspector in 1985 was tasked by then PC Ben Ward to clean up the 106th Precinct after officers there tortured a prisoner with a stun gun—wasn't just blowing smoke when he said he would consider a a pilot program th ... More >>
Ain't that a bitch?
Surveying a behind-the- scenes pretrial skirmish
Young cops in Far Rockaway recite the NYPD blues and try to flee to suburban jobs
"Nat Hentoff's Recommended Reading" is a newish feature here on Runnin' Scared that takes an occasional look at the books, articles, and stories that Nat Hentoff is reading these days. Hentoff, who wrote a piece this week about what sort of mayor Police Commissioner Ray Kelly might make, recommends ... More >>
A jury dismisses claims that police sicced a dog on helpless defendants
A case of alleged police brutality that you can really sink your teeth into
(Photo: Veronica Kelly, far left, with hubby and NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly.) After all the hoopla over Alan Hevesi's use of state employees to chauffeur his disabled wife around, you'd think allegations that NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly was affording his own wife the same perk might set off a few ... More >>
Don't tell this guy to chill out. What looks—at a first guess—like 2,000 people turned out today in Foley Square, near police headquarters, to demand justice in the police shooting of African American Sean Bell, 23, who was unarmed. City Councilmember Charles Barron, pictured above, t ... More >>
Why does Walter Mack keep getting fired?
What Giuliani likes to remember about 9-11and what he actually did (or didn't do)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cash-for-concessions approach at the bargaining table has won him new power over the 12,000-member Fire Department. The deal the city just agreed with the Uniformed Fire Officers Association allows the fire commissioner, whom the mayor appoints, the right to pick the Chief ... More >>
How Al Sharpton rose from 'racial arsonist' to racial healer, and changed New York City
The state of the Iraqi police
Three activists went out to police the policeand ended up in jail
Rap Radicals dead prez Taken in Custody During Photo Shoot
Zero Tolerance Comes to Mexico City, Courtesy of Rudy Giuliani
With an Eye Lost, a Police Shooting Victim Waits for Justice
Is Punishment Possible for Police Brutality?
New York Cops Vow to Crush Violent Protest at World Economic Forum
NYPD Seeks to Tighten Rules for Public Protest, Activists Cry Foul
The Anti-Police-Brutality Movement Has Been Shot Down in the Highest-Profile Cases
Undercover in New Yorks 'Compton East'
Keeping Up the Struggle Against Police Violence
When Clothes Make the Suspect
Embattled mayor embraces a harsh critic, but still can't find forgiveness in some African American quarters.
Rudy plays race like a violin. Why won't white folks name that tune?
The NYPD is snared in its own surveillance net
Tolerance for Brutality Exists Throughout the Police Department