Tag: Police Department (NYC)

19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didn’t He Go to Prison?

The Manhattan district attorney’s office shocked a state judge in 2011 when it recommended that the financier Jeffrey Epstein be given the lowest possible sex offender status despite accusations that he had sexually abused dozens of girls. The judge refused, and the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., later reversed his stance, saying his assistant […]

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How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in N.Y. History

For its 150th anniversary, the Museum of Natural History is celebrating its many historic moments, from its 1869 founding, to the 1902 discovery of the first T-Rex skeleton, to the creation of the Teddy Roosevelt statue erected out front in 1940. One milestone not on that list: the biggest jewel heist in New York history, […]

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Man Critically Hurt After Being Shot by Officers in Brooklyn, Police Say

A man who was released from prison last week was in critical condition late Tuesday after being shot multiple times by police officers who were on patrol in Brooklyn when they encountered him firing at a second man, the police said. The episode occurred just before 8 p.m. near Baltic and Hoyt Streets outside the […]

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5 Rappers Dropped From New York Music Festival at Police Request

Five rappers with New York roots were removed from the local edition of the traveling hip-hop festival Rolling Loud, scheduled for this weekend in Queens, at the behest of the New York Police Department, representatives for the concert said on Saturday. The move came after Martin Morales, an assistant chief at the Police Department, sent […]

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At the Bronx Zoo, She Taunted a Lion. Now She’s Taunting Police.

In its miniature savanna in the Bronx on Friday, a lion basked in both the sunshine and his newfound fame. “He’s an Instagram star,” said Lou Liotta, who had brought his family to the zoo from Connecticut. A week earlier, the lion — or one of his two shaggy-maned colleagues in the zoo’s African lion […]

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What We Know About the N.Y.P.D. Officer Killed in the Bronx

Weather: Mostly cloudy, with a gentle breeze and a high near 80. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Rosh Hashana. ImageCreditGregg Vigliotti for The New York Times The plainclothes officer was part of a team patrolling the sprawling Edenwald Houses in the Bronx to make gun arrests and to address chronic gang violence there. But things […]

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Officer Killed in Struggle With Suspect Was Hit by ‘Friendly Fire’

A New York police officer killed on Sunday while attempting to question a man in the Bronx was shot by fellow officers in a tragic case of “friendly fire,” the police commissioner, James P. O’Neill, said Monday. The death of Officer Brian Mulkeen, 33, marked the second time in a year that an officer in […]

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How $2,000 in Yankees Tickets Show Weinstein’s New Trial Strategy

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When Harvey Weinstein was arrested on rape charges in New York more than a year ago, a police sergeant and a veteran detective, both of whom had investigated him for months, brought him to court in handcuffs and stood […]

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How Mandatory Minimums Enable Police Misconduct

Last year, Jacob, a young man I represented, made an exceedingly rare choice. He rejected a favorable plea offer because he wanted to hold the police accountable in a hearing to challenge his illegal stop, search and arrest. To those who do not work in criminal court, Jacob’s decision may not seem particularly momentous. Yet […]

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Special Victims Sergeant Who Led Weinstein Inquiry Is Under Investigation

Internal affairs investigators from the New York Police Department are probing allegations of serious misconduct by high-ranking officials in its Special Victims Division, including a sergeant who oversaw the troubled investigation of Harvey Weinstein, according to the police and four people with knowledge of the investigation. The Police Department’s top spokeswoman, Devora Kaye, confirmed the […]

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This Upper West Side Psychic Parlor Specializes in Reincarnation (Its Own)

A young woman stopped a stranger on West 69th Street near Lincoln Center last year, reaching for her hand with concern. She said she saw that the passer-by was spiritually ill, and urged her to step into a nearby apartment to talk more. The signs in the apartment window read “Palm and Tarot Card Readings” […]

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Children of 9/11, Following Their Fathers’ Last Footsteps

They were just children when their fathers ran toward the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. They grew up revering parents — firefighters and police officers — who were killed that day, or died years later from the toxic dust. When a reporter starts to ask them “How old?” — wanting to know their current […]

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De Blasio’s Back: Here Are 6 Major Problems He’s Facing

[Read more about the mayor’s decision on Friday to end his bid for the Oval Office.] After five months of a presidential campaign that generated more shrugs than buzz, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that he would end his candidacy and focus on his full-time job running New York City. The clock is […]

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Baby in Stroller Killed by Car With ‘Possibly Intoxicated’ Driver

A 1-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday when a driver, “possibly intoxicated,” lost control of his car in the Bronx, jumped a curb and hit the child, who was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, the police said. The driver, who was not identified, was taken into custody after the accident, which occurred […]

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She Begged Them to Take Away His Police Revolver. Then It Happened.

As soon as Eileen Echeverria saw detectives walking up to her home in a quiet Long Island hamlet, she said she knew why they had come. For more than two months, Ms. Echeverria, the sister of a New York Police Department officer, pleaded with department supervisors for them to take away her older brother’s service […]

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Terrorism Is Terrorism

When detectives from the New York Police Department’s intelligence bureau arrested Jose Pimentel on Nov. 20, 2011, he was in a Washington Heights apartment putting the finishing touches on a pipe bomb he was building in an Al Qaeda-inspired plot to attack military and police targets in the city. On March 22, 2017, James Harris […]

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