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Drunk NYPD cop shouted racial slurs at family after breaking into their home thinking it was his AirBnB

NYPD officer Michael Reynolds is under investigation after allegedly breaking into a Nashville home and drunkenly terrorizing its occupants, …

Crime

Supreme Court Rules 8-1 Against Warrantless Police Search in Important Fourth Amendment Case

The central question before the Supreme Court in <i>Collins v. Virginia</i> was whether the so-called automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment, which …

Highway cop involved in deadly 2016 L.I. crash arrested for working other jobs on NYPD time

The NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau arrested Officer Edward Rosovich on Wednesday, charging him with official misconduct, grand larceny and other …

Rikers Island officer charged with threatening girlfriend at gunpoint

An off-duty city Correction officer pulled a gun on his girlfriend, then made a chilling threat — suggesting she would meet the same fate as a woman …

Crime

City failing to care for ailing Rikers inmates living in filthy conditions

When Dayvon Dixon complained to Rikers Island medical staff that a surgical wound near his recently broken ankle smelled, they ignored him for nearly …

Rikers Island

Legal Aid Society launches website to help New Yorkers find out if they're in NYPD gang database

Anyone who suspects they are in the NYPD's gang database can use a new website to ask police to hand over the files on them.<p>The Legal Aid Society, …

Legal Aid

Here’s What We Learned From Thousands Of Secret NYPD Disciplinary Files

BuzzFeed News is making public a huge cache of the New York Police Department's disciplinary records, revealing for the first time which employees have been charged with misconduct and what punishment, if any, they have received. The information is an important tool for people accused of crimes and …

NYPD sergeant arrested after refusing to move double-parked car

An off-duty NYPD sergeant brawled with sheriff’s deputies over his double-parked SUV and led them on a wild chase — which included him backing into a …

Crime

Cop charged with masturbating in front of female officers

A Brooklyn cop has been indicted for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in front of five female police officers on multiple occasions while …

Coney Island

Former NYPD cops busted for $1.4M disability fraud

Three former New York City cops were busted Wednesday and charged with ripping off the federal government with $1.4 million in false disability …

Corruption

Women Are Suing Rikers Over Forced Cavity Searches

While it's common practice for prison visitors to receive a pat down search before seeing their loved ones, it seems that Rikers Island and other New …

Off-duty NYPD cop busted for assaulting girlfriend in Bronx

An off-duty Bronx cop was arrested Saturday for assaulting his girlfriend, police said. Victor Cruz, 31, was busted because he “put his hands on” his …

Investigation chief: Moving Rikers inmates won’t stop jail violence

Moving inmates from Rikers Island to borough jails won’t stem the violence plaguing the system, Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters said Monday in …

‘Testilying’ by Police: A Stubborn Problem

Officer Nector Martinez took the witness stand in a Bronx courtroom on Oct. 10, 2017, and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help him God.<p>There had been a shooting, Officer Martinez testified, and he wanted to search a nearby apartment for evidence. A woman …

I posted a huge note for the thief who stole my bike. Then my doorbell rang.

My bike was stolen a week ago Saturday. It was half my fault, half my husband’s fault, and 100 percent the fault of the person who stole it. Left with a lock, a front wheel and a heavy heart, I did the only thing I could think of: I decided to leave the thief a little note.<p>Okay, it was a big note. …

Snowstorms

City correction staffer slapped for lying about gang affiliation on her job application

A city correction staffer lied about being a member of the Folk Nation gang when she applied for her job, authorities said Tuesday.<p>Breanne Riley was …

Federal Court Acknowledges Growing Legal and “Scientific Consensus” on Harms Caused by Solitary Confinement

A recent federal appeals court ruling from the Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia could alter the landscape for solitary confinement impact …

U.S. Federal Courts

Hundreds of Leaked NYPD Files Show Cops' Terrifying Abuses of Power Without Consequences

A damaging report released by <i>BuzzFeed News</i> on Monday revealed that a large number of NYPD officers have committed fireable offenses but maintained …

New York Police Sergeant Arrested After Confrontation With Cyclist

A New York City police officer pulled a gun on a bicyclist and later pushed the man to the ground in a fit of road rage in southwestern Queens, the police said on Thursday.<p>The officer, Sgt. Bradley Beamer, was making an illegal U-turn around 10 p.m. on Wednesday in Long Island City when he nearly …

FEDS: New York City Correction Officers Smuggled Narcotics Into City Prison Facilities

A six-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging seven defendants with conspiring to bribe correction officers …

New monitoring center opens on Rikers Island

NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - The New York City Department Of Correction unveiled a new operations center, officially called the Compliance and Safety …

Rikers Island now has ‘100% video coverage’ thanks to new surveillance center

The city's scandal scarred jail system announced the opening of a central video monitoring center where officers can watch feeds from hundreds of …

All NYPD Officers on Patrol Will Have Body Cameras by End of 2018

All NYPD officers and detectives on patrol will be outfitted with body cameras by the end of 2018—one year earlier than the city scheduled, city …

Victim of alleged sexual assault by peace officer sues NYC for $5M

A Manhattan woman is suing the city for $5 million, saying her sexual assault at the hands of a government worker — while she was handcuffed and …

Pa. Man Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Receives Free Barbershop From Stranger

Winter is approaching and, with it, all the difficult weather conditions that often apply. Because of that, one kindhearted Philadelphia man thought …

Bronx NYPD precinct beating, wrongful arrest accusations have cost city $2.44M in legal settlements

A Bronx police precinct where detectives have been accused of terrorizing teens has cost the city at least $2.44 million in legal settlements in the …

Off-duty NYPD officer from Yonkers accused of exposing himself to girls

CLOSE<p>Off-duty New York City police officer Adam Fridson, who lives in Yonkers and owns a home in Patterson, has been accused of exposing himself to …

McDonald's

NYPD suspends lieutenant who went home early after cops were shot

An NYPD lieutenant who had been demoted for leaving work early instead of going to a Brooklyn hospital after two cops were shot has been suspended …

2 Staten Island police officers tried for misconduct over alleged face slam, improper search

NEW YORK -- Two Staten Island police officers Wednesday stood trial on administrative charges brought by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.<p>The …

Staten Island

NYPD detectives forced two men to lie about cases: suit

Two men from The Bronx claim they were falsely arrested by NYPD detectives who coerced them to lie about a 2015 shooting and more than two dozen …