NYPD

U.S. charges New York man with trying to join Islamic State

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged a Bronx, New York, man with attempting to travel to Syria in order to fight for Islamic State.<p>Saddam Mohamed Raishani, 30, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after trying to board a flight to Istanbul via …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Tennis Star James Blake Drops Police Brutality Suit After City Agrees To Create Fellowship In His Name

Retired tennis star James Blake, who was tackled and wrongfully detained by plainclothes NYPD officers in 2015, will drop his excessive-force claim …

Policing

Eric Garner’s daughter calls out Obama for slow investigation

The daughter of police chokehold victim ​​Eric Garner divulged details from her family’s meeting Wednesday with ​the ​Department of Justice — and …

Justice

Gunman who shot at NYC bystander caught on video firing at 2 men

A gunman who shot a bystander on in Brooklyn was captured on video firing a silver handgun at two men walking near the victim.

Policing

White St. Louis officer shoots black off-duty cop

A black off-duty St. Louis officer trying to assist after a police car chase ended in a shootout near his home was shot by a white cop.

Policing

Texas Made Attacking Cops A Hate Crime; These States Could Be Next

Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas have such laws, and more than a dozen states are considering them.

Rights & Freedoms

Harvard appoints a Muslim chaplain

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, an adjunct professor of Islamic studies at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of the Islamic Seminary of America, has …

Harvard

NYPD set to make transition easier for transgender cops

Change is coming to the NYPD.<p>The Big Apple’s police department plans to unveil a new policy Wednesday designed to help transgender cops as they …

New York City

Family frustrated by pace of NYPD chokehold investigation

The family of Eric Garner emerged from a private meeting Wednesday with Justice Department officials saying they had been told that the investigation …

Policing

Ex-cop found not guilty in shooting death of Sylville Smith

The former Milwaukee cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith during a foot chase in August has been found not guilty.

Policing

Subway Jumper Dies in Brooklyn, Police Say

A man who jumped in between subway cars in Brooklyn Wednesday has died, the NYPD says.The man ended up between the cars of a 3 train as it approached …

New York City

NYPD outlines how trans cops can tell brass of preferred pronouns

The NYPD wants to ease the transitions of the department’s transgendered members.

LGBTQ

Cops arrest suspect in fatal threesome stabbing

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing and beating of a man involved in a Park Slope ménage à trois — and he’s the boyfriend of the …

Crime

Police: Homeless man evading arrest jumps into river, bites cop

This bust had some real bite.<p>A man trying to evade police in Manhattan jumped into the Hudson River — and then chomped down on a cop’s hand after …

Policing

SEE IT: Gunman shoots man, 29, during fight at Queens club

A gunman shot and wounded a 29-year-old man during a wild caught-on-video fight around a pool table in a Queens club, officials said.

New York City

Video of teen killed by U.S. Border Patrol agent played in court

Video of the 2012 shooting death of a Mexican teenager killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was played for the first time in court this week

New York City

Eric Garner chokehold cop ties the knot

The NYPD cop accused of putting Staten Island dad Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold was married this past weekend, law-enforcement sources said Monday.<p>…

Law Enforcement

5 Realities About The World€™s Scariest Police Department

By E. Reid Ross Published: June 19th, 2017 The NYPD has always busted perps who have the audacity to perp within the confines of New York City. But …

Grand Canyon

Cops tussle with big Brooklyn block party, arrest six people

The fracas started at Park Place and Broadway, near the Sutter Houses.

Policing

Man Beat Up, Robbed in Queens Subway Station Bathroom: NYPD

Three guys followed a man into a bathroom in Queens where they beat up him and stole his wallet, police say.The NYPD says on June 7 around 7 p.m. the …

New York City

Tractor-trailer fatally strikes man in Brooklyn

A tractor-trailer hit and killed a man as he crossed a Brooklyn street Monday morning, cops said.

Policing

New Yorkers Demonstrate After The Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Is Acquitted

On Friday, a Minnesota jury acquitted the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop last July. Castile’s final …

Policing

Man Who Jumped From Ambulance Says It’s New York City’s Fault

In an ambulance speeding through Staten Island, a patient began tending to his own needs. He unbuckled the straps of the gurney on which he lay, and opened the doors of the moving vehicle.<p>The patient, Yaugeni Kralkin, then jumped out, tumbling onto the asphalt and falling unconscious.<p>On Friday, Mr. …

New York City

10-Year-Old Boy Shot in NYC Home: Police

A 10-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder in a Staten Island home, police said Sunday, and a family friend is in custody.Semion Mosheshvili, 42, of …

New York City

Telling terrorists how to attack New York City

More than any other place in the world, New York City remains in the crosshairs of violent terrorists.<p>And unfortunately, our adversaries have …

Opinion

Driver in wrong-way crash may have been trying to evade police

Four people were injured in a wrong-way crash on Long Island while possibly trying to evade police, sources said.<p>The crash happened as the vehicle …

New York City

Man killed in unprovoked attack as he pumped gas into his car

A 46-year-old man was killed in what appeared to be an unprovoked shooting as he pumped gas at a Brooklyn gas station on Saturday, according to cops …

New York City

Man slashes Union Square straphanger in ‘random’ attack: cops

A man randomly slashed a straphanger at a subway station in Union Square over the weekend, police said.<p>Police released a surveillance image of the …

New York City

Why Trump’s drug addiction task force should freak you out

Some cannabis advocates fear Christie-led panel will not follow the science.<p>The American opiate crisis continues to spiral out of control with no end in sight. And the numbers stagger the mind.<p>More than half a million Americans died of drug overdoses from 2000 to 2015, according to the Centers for …

Addiction

Will the City Council ever stop aiming to kneecap the NYPD?

With crime at record lows and anti-police activists (and pols) emboldened, don’t be surprised if someone soon tries to scrap the NYPD …

Opinion