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NYPD's response time to crime reduced by use of smartphones

New York City - According to the NYPD, the issuance of smartphones to all officers has resulted in a drop in the time it takes to respond to a crime by more than 12 percent.

NYPD using Facebook to take down the city's dangerous gangs

On November 12, 2014, a man arrived in Canarsie, Brooklyn, expecting to meet a young woman for a date he had arranged online.

NYPD, DEA take down massive synthetic drug ring

The NYPD and US Drug Enforcement Administration took down a massive New York City drug ring Wednesday. Ten individuals were arrested and indicted, including three who are suspected of being major players in the drug ring.

James Blake wants NYPD cop who tackled him to be fired

Manhattan - When a video surfaced that showed former tennis star James Blake being tackled by a plainclothes New York City Police officer, it prompted apologies from mayor Bill de Blasio and police commissioner Bill Bratton.

New York cops kill bystander after undercover gun buy goes bad

Mount Vernon - A bystander was shot and killed by a New York police officer after an undercover gun buy went wrong in the New York City suburb of Mount Vernon, police said on Saturday. The bystander was shot while the officer was chasing a fleeing suspect.

19 NYPD officers allegedly downgraded crimes in Bronx precinct

Bronx - Nineteen NYPD officers in the Bronx 40th precinct face possible departmental charges because city investigators have uncovered dozens of cases where crimes were allegedly misreported, authorities say.

Man who shot Eric Garner chokehold video is suicidal, regretful

Ramsey Orta, the man who filmed Eric Garner's police brutality video, wishes he had never shot the fatal chokehold arrest. Orta said he had to move after his video went viral because he and his family were repeatedly harassed by cops.

Reckless cop resigns after third arrest

Staten Island - A troubled Staten Island police officer resigned from the NYPD after she crashed her motorcycle and was arrested on drug charges. This was her third arrest in eight months, yet she had been allowed to remain on the force.

NYPD outraged by City Council's police reform bills

New York - New York City police are angered over several “police reform” measures City Council members plan to review this week, including bills that would outlaw police using chokeholds and change search and consent procedures.

NYPD officer accused of stealing dead man's credit card

New York - In yet another case of potential misconduct, a New York City Police Department officer has been accused of stealing a dead man's credit card and using it to buy a diamond ring from Zales.

NYPD cops receive $151,000 in forced rehab placement

A federal jury has awarded two New York City police officers a combined $151,000 in a long-running suit that alleged NYPD substance abuse counselors forced them into alcohol rehab.

NYPD commissioner wants 450 more cops to fight ISIS in the city

New York City police chief Bill Bratton has requested authorization to hire 450 more police officers in order to combat terrorism from the Islamic State.

NYC oversight agency says fewer complaints but more cops lying

New York City - An annual report compiled by the Civilian Complaint Review Board and released on Wednesday has found more evidence of police officers lying but the number of complaints filed by civilians is down.

NYC will pay $3.9 million to family of unarmed teen killed by cop

Bronx - The family of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed in his grandmother's bathroom by a NYPD officer in Feb. 2012, will receive $3.9 million in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Two police in Bronx of New York shot, wounded, suspect unknown

Two plainclothes NYPD officers in the Bronx were shot tonight and are in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They were shot by an armed robber who fled the scene and is at large in the Bronx.

Op-Ed: NYPD cops should use words, not turning their backs, to protest

New York City - For a second time, NYPD officers have turned their backs on mayor Bill DeBlasio at a funeral for a colleague slain in the line of duty. While it is understandable that police officers feel disrespected these days, they should never turn their backs.

Op-Ed: NYPD union has history of turning its back on mayors

New York City - "I want all of my family and my brother officers to know that in the event of my death, the mayor should be denied attendance of my memorial service, as his attendance would only bring disgrace to my memory," read the flier passed out among NYPD cops.

Gunman executes two NYPD officers then commits suicide

New York City - It was nothing less than an execution when an armed gunman walked up to a police car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing the two officers inside. He then ran into a subway station and turning the gun on himself, shooting himself in the head.

Op-Ed: Garner case nothing like Ferguson, clear cold-blooded murder

The irony in the case of Eric Garner, dead as a result of police actions on July 17, 2014 in Staten Island, is that it has none of the obscure circumstances of the Michael Brown death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Op-Ed: An NYPD officer with a disciplinary history gets away with murder

New York - This is no isolated incident. Police have far too much power, impunity, and not enough accountability. The man who killed Eric Garner had such a poor record, he should have been nothing more than a mall security guard.

No indictment for NYPD's Pantaleo in choke-hold death of Garner

New York City - New York grand jury decides there will be no indictment for New York police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner.

No indictment for NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner death

New York City - A New York City grand jury has declined to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the July 17 choke hold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed Staten Island man detained for allegedly selling black market cigarettes.

Rookie NYPD cop fatally shoots unarmed man in Brooklyn project

New York - A rookie New York Police Department officer shot and killed an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project late Thursday night in what the shooter allegedly told colleagues was an "accident."

Video: NYPD cops slam pregnant woman to the ground

New York - The New York Police Department's internal affairs division is investigating officers who were caught on video slamming a visibly pregnant woman belly-first to the ground.

Video: NYPD cops kill father of 6 for selling untaxed cigarettes

New York City - New York City police officers ignored an asthmatic man's desperate pleas as they choked him and slammed his head into the ground for the alleged crime of selling untaxed cigarettes, triggering a heart attack that killed the father of six on Thursday.

Police find mother who abandoned baby in NYC subway station

New York City - The New York City Police Department say they have found the woman who allegedly abandoned a seven-month-old girl in a stroller in a busy subway station.

New York City settling with more Occupy protesters

New York - The city is paying $583,000 to victims in a lawsuit filed against the city because of NYPD’s handling of the 2012 Occupy protests. This is the largest civil rights payout to Occupy protesters so far.

Three NYPD officers arrested in separate incidents

New York - During a five-day period ending Tuesday, three of New York City's finest have been arrested and charged for completely unrelated occurrences. All allegations involve drinking, driving and guns.

Cops accuse man of stealing ID to get illegal prescription drugs

Brooklyn - New York Cops are looking for a man they say stole a 55-year-old woman's identity to obtain prescription drugs illegally.

Bench-clearing brawl erupts at hockey game between NYPD and FDNY

Uniondale - The charity hockey game between the New York Police Department and the Fire Department of New York attracted attention on the Internet after a bench-clearing brawl took place in the second period.
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NYPD recruit Fishel Litzman believes cutting his beard is forbidden by God
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New York Police Department sergeant demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a media press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York
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Officer Lawrence DePrimo and the homeless man were featured on the covers of local tabloids
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File photo: A federal judge has ruled the NYPD's 'stop-and-frisk' program unconstitutional.
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Officer gets ready to punch Ehud Halevi
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New York City Police Department responding to call.
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An NYPD officer stands guard near Zuccotti Park in NYC
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One Police Plaza - Headquarters of the New York City Police Department in Lower Manhattan.
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NYPD Agusta A119 Koala helicopter patrolling the skies above New York City.
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Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly is in Haiti this afternoon meeting with State department officials and Haiti's president.
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NYPD cops on a movie shoot in downntown Toronto streets
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Officer Brendan Cronin, alleged to have shot a man six times for no apparent reason
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Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager shot and killed by an NYPD officer. The officer in question said he thought Graham was armed.
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