Tag: Police Department (NYC)

Cardi B Indicted in Strip Club Fight in Queens

Cardi B, the rapper from the Bronx who vaulted up the charts as the doyenne of “money moves,” was indicted on Friday on felony charges connected to a fight at a Queens strip club last year. The Queens district attorney’s office would not comment on the charges against Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, […]

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11-Year-Old Boy Shot in Brooklyn Is in Critical Condition

An 11-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded on Thursday when two gunmen opened fire on a street in Brooklyn, the police said. The boy was passing by a group of men gathered in front of 243 Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights when the gunmen approached the group and started shooting around 7:02 p.m., according […]

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New York Police Officer Kills Himself, Third Police Suicide in 10 Days

A 29-year-old New York police officer fatally shot himself near his Staten Island precinct station house Friday afternoon, the third member of the department to kill himself in 10 days. The police declined to release the officer’s name or to provide more details about his position, other than to say that he had been a […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Is Accused of Groping Woman at a Manhattan Bar

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Detectives are investigating an allegation that the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. groped a woman’s breast at a Manhattan bar, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Mr. Gooding, 51, is expected to turn himself in to the police department’s Special […]

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A Police Chief’s Suicide, Then Painful Questions in ‘Hushed Tones’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Deputy Chief Steven J. Silks, 62, showed up for the retirement of a fellow officer a few weeks ago, one of countless ceremonial walkouts from a police station in his almost four decades on the job. His own mandatory […]

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‘I Can’t Breathe’ Case: 7 Takeaways From Disciplinary Hearing on Eric Garner’s Death

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Five years after Eric Garner’s death in police custody, New York City has finally aired much of the evidence in his killing, which incited nationwide demonstrations and set the city on edge. On Thursday, a disciplinary hearing for Officer […]

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Times Square Terror Plot: Inspired by Bin Laden, Man Planned Bombing, Officials Say

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Around the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks last year, Ashiqul Alam voiced his admiration for their mastermind, Osama bin Laden, and said he wanted to carry on Bin Laden’s legacy of violent extremism, court documents said. “He did […]

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Man Arrested After Threatening to Bomb Times Square

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A Queens man who had discussed wanting to throw a hand grenade in Times Square was arrested late Thursday by federal authorities, two law enforcement officials said. The officials characterized the man’s statements as “aspirational” and suggested that he […]

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Two Veteran Police Officers Die by Suicide in 24 Hours, Stunning Department

One was a veteran deputy chief found dead in his police vehicle in the neighborhood where he worked. The other was a longtime homicide detective, discovered lifeless hours later in the dark marshlands of southern Brooklyn. Both men had killed themselves, startling back-to-back suicides that prompted senior police officials to make direct pleas to troubled […]

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Stonewall Apology: Police Actions Were ‘Wrong,’ Commissioner Admits

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York’s police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, apologized on Thursday on behalf of the Police Department for the actions of police officers during the Stonewall riot, the seminal 1969 clash outside a Greenwich Village club that is widely regarded […]

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Jennifer Dulos: Estranged Husband Arrested in Disappearance of Connecticut Mother of 5

The estranged husband of a Connecticut mother who went missing after she dropped their five children off at school has been arrested in the case, along with his girlfriend, the police said. The two were taken into custody around 11 p.m. on Saturday in Avon, Conn., the police said. They are charged with hindering a […]

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9/11 Memorial: New Section Dedicated to Rescue Workers Who ‘Inspired the World’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Every year on Sept. 11, relatives and friends of people killed at the World Trade Center return to the memorial that fills the footprints of the towers. The mayor, even presidential candidates, have joined them as the victims’ names […]

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Why Violence Is Spiking in Pockets of Brooklyn, Even as the City Gets Safer

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The sun was just setting on Memorial Day when gunshots ripped across St. Andrew’s Playground on Atlantic Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Three teenagers were wounded in the gunfire, the youngest being 16. It was one of six shootings during the […]

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71-Year-Old Woman Is Killed, and Her Husband Is Wounded, in Stabbing Attack

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A routine visit by a home attendant led to a gruesome discovery over the weekend in Brooklyn, where a woman was killed and her husband was wounded in a knife attack, the police said. The woman, Maria Rodriguez, 71, […]

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