Tag: Lynch, Patrick J

Is the N.Y.P.D. at War With Itself?

On Labor Day, a 48-year-old retired sergeant with the New York Police Department was found dead in a car on Staten Island, apparently having shot himself. The department has been shaken by a rash of suicides; this case would mark the 10th in 2019 and the eighth since June, already double the number of suicides […]

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A Measure of Justice for Eric Garner, and for Daniel Pantaleo

As he announced that he was firing the police officer who had put Eric Garner in the chokehold that led to his death, New York City’s police commissioner, James O’Neill, sent the country’s largest police force a message: You may not think I’m on your side, but I am. As a former beat officer, Mr. […]

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