Tag: Police Department (NYC)

A Child Bumps Her Head. What Happens Next Depends on Race.

When a child experiences a mild head injury and a parent seeks medical attention, what happens next in New York City seems to depend on the ZIP code and the color of the parent’s skin. In April, the actress Jenny Mollen, wife of the actor Jason Biggs and resident of Manhattan’s affluent West Village, announced […]

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After Pantaleo, Wary N.Y.P.D. Officers Say No One Has Their Backs

The video of the final moments in the life of Eric Garner and his cries for help — “I can’t breathe” — ignited swift outrage, launching a campaign against aggressive policing and fueling the Black Lives Matter movement. Five years later, the firing on Monday of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer whose chokehold led to Mr. […]

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Final Punishment in Eric Garner Case: Sergeant Loses Vacation Time

The final police disciplinary case to arise from the death of Eric Garner was brought to a close Wednesday when the sergeant who had arrived on the scene as officers pressed Mr. Garner to the ground made a deal to forfeit 20 vacation days and keep her job. The agreement to let the sergeant, Kizzy […]

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‘Life-and-Death Choices’: Why the Commissioner Grappled With the Eric Garner Decision

James P. O’Neill, the New York City police commissioner, could have dispensed with a decision five years in the making with a terse official statement. But in firing the police officer whose chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner, Commissioner O’Neill instead delivered a sprawling examination of the case and spoke about the perils […]

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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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Daniel Pantaleo, Officer Who Held Eric Garner in Chokehold, Is Fired

The New York City police officer whose chokehold was partly blamed for Eric Garner’s death in police custody in 2014 was fired from the Police Department on Monday, ending a bitter, five-year legal battle that had cast a shadow over the nation’s largest police force and the city it protects. The police commissioner, James P. […]

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Officer in ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Chokehold Was ‘Untruthful,’ Judge Says

When internal affairs investigators asked Officer Daniel Pantaleo in 2014 to define a chokehold, he described a scenario where “you use your forearm, grasped with the other hand, and you pull back with your forearm onto the windpipe preventing him from breathing.” The investigators with the New York Police Department then had him watch video […]

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Pressure Cookers Left at N.Y. Subway Station Disrupt Morning Commute

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Two pressure cookers left at a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning caused a major scare and significantly disrupted the commute as the police investigated. The police were also investigating a third suspicious package found on the […]

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Why the N.Y.P.D.’s DNA Database Has Some People Worried

Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Carry an umbrella; there’s a chance of showers. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageMaurice Sylla, who was asked to provide DNA to the police.CreditDemetrius Freeman for The New York Times The New York Police Department is ramping up the collection and storage of […]

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8th N.Y. Police Officer Dies by Suicide, Further Unsettling the Force

Another New York police officer killed himself Tuesday morning, continuing a rash of suicides that has claimed eight lives this year, rattled the nation’s largest police force and prompted commanders to issue urgent pleas to despondent officers to seek counseling. More police officers commit suicide every year than are killed in the line of duty; […]

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‘She Was Like You and Me’: A Death and Life in the Bronx Opioid Crisis

Last December, the police responded to a call from a landlord in the Bronx who could not reach a tenant. An officer broke a window and in the apartment made a grim if increasingly common discovery. The tenant, a young woman, was on the couch with a man; both were dead of an apparent drug […]

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As Shootings Spike in Northern Brooklyn, N.Y.P.D. and Prosecutors Collide

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] On the morning of the New York Police Department’s July crime briefing, the department’s highest ranking officer, Chief Terence A. Monahan, was frustrated. For months, his officers had wrestled with a stubborn spike in gun violence in northern Brooklyn, […]

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When de Blasio’s Daughter Moved, His Security Detail Carried the Futon

It was not so long ago when Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke eloquently about New York being a “tale of two cities,” a place where the privileged had all the advantages, and the working class and poor had none. Mr. de Blasio aimed to change that, using his office to create and expand universal prekindergarten […]

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Swarm of 25,000 Bees Removed From Staten Island Ferry Terminal by Police

The St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island was swarming with perpetrators. They surrendered without incident. All, that is, except for one. “I actually got stung,” Officer Darren Mays said in an interview on Monday. “It happens. There’s a lot of people amazed. There’s a lot of people who are like, ‘I could never do […]

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He Has 17 Transit Arrests. Now It’s a Subway ‘Surfing’ Charge.

For several days in May, New York City commuters were transfixed with the story of a subway saboteur who would sneak onto the back of trains and pull the brakes, wreaking havoc on the beleaguered transit system and their morning commutes. The police eventually arrested and charged Isaiah Thompson, 23, in connection with the incidents, […]

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N.Y.P.D. Judge Says Officer Should Be Fired in Eric Garner’s Death

Five years after Eric Garner died in police custody and ignited a national outcry, a police administrative judge recommended on Friday that the officer who placed him in a chokehold during the botched arrest should be fired, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. The judge’s decision sets in motion the final stage […]

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Pantaleo, N.Y.P.D. Officer in Eric Garner’s Death, Should be Fired, Judge Says

Five years after Eric Garner died in police custody and ignited a national outcry, a police administrative judge recommended on Friday that the officer who placed him in a chokehold during the botched arrest should be fired, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The judge’s decision sets in motion the final stage […]

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