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Next on NYPD's Radar: Trump's Gun License

Felons in New York, Florida can't possess firearms; NYPD reportedly seeking to revoke Trump's license

(Newser) - As a convicted felon, Donald Trump is no longer legally allowed to own a firearm, under both federal law and state law in New York and Florida. Now, the NYPD is reportedly looking to lock that down. A senior police official tells CNN that the police department is getting ready...

911 Calls in NYC Will Soon Draw a New 'First Responder'

NYPD says it plans on deploying drones in response to 'certain' emergency calls

(Newser) - If you call 911 in New York City in the coming months, drones may show up to assist as the NYPD's newest first responders. Per the New York Daily News , station houses in five precincts—including the one that covers Central Park, as well as three in Brooklyn and...

NYPD Confirms Shot Was Fired in Columbia Building

Police say officer accidentally fired shot while using flashlight on gun

(Newser) - The NYPD has confirmed that a rumor circulating among Columbia University students is true. A police spokesperson told the City on Thursday that an officer fired a shot when police stormed a campus building occupied by student protesters Tuesday night. The spokesperson said the officer was using a flashlight on...

NYPD: 14 Arrests Made in Random Attacks on Women

Chief of detectives says 50 women attacked in lower Manhattan so far this year

(Newser) - New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said Monday that while it is not a new trend for women to be randomly attacked, he welcomes the new attention the issue is getting. Kenny said 50 women have been attacked by strangers in lower Manhattan so far this year,...

Thousands Eligible for Payouts in NYC Hijab Mug Shot Lawsuit

City agrees to pay $17.5M in class-action suit filed by women forced to remove head coverings

(Newser) - If the New York City Police Department forced you to remove a religious head covering between 2014 and 2021, you could be in for a payout. The city has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by two Muslim women who were forced to remove...

Human Leg Found on NYC Subway Track
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Mystery May Be Solved

Gruesome Subway Mystery May Be Solved

Severed leg found on tracks may be that of man who was killed by train days earlier

(Newser) - The disturbing mystery of a severed leg found on subway tracks in the Bronx may have been solved. Police sources tell the New York Post and PIX11 that investigators believe the leg is that of a man who was fatally hit by a train at the Spring Street subway station...

Cop Who Threw Cooler at Fleeing Man Charged With Manslaughter

Dozens of NYPD officers showed up at court to support Erik Duran

(Newser) - A New York City police sergeant who hurled a plastic cooler at a man fleeing officers on a motorcycle, causing a crash that killed the rider, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and assault. Erik Duran pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday in the Bronx and made...

On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'

NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings

(Newser) - Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...

First Latino Commissioner Takes Over the NYPD

Edward Caban is sworn in as the top cop in New York City

(Newser) - Edward Caban, who joined the New York Police Department as a young patrol officer in 1991 and rose through the ranks, was sworn in Monday as police commissioner, becoming the first Latino to lead the 178-year-old department. Mayor Eric Adams administered the oath of office in front of the Bronx...

Protesters 'Kettled' by NYPD Will Be Paid $21.5K

Black Lives Matter demonstrators were penned in, violently arrested on Bronx street

(Newser) - Hundreds of peaceful protesters who were violently arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City could be getting some of the biggest-ever payouts in a class-action mass arrest case. The city has agreed to pay $21,500 to each of around 300 protesters who were penned in...

NYPD Makes an Easy Arrest After Police Cars Vandalized

Alleged New York City vandal was wearing the same clothes when he came to report stolen car

(Newser) - On Friday, somebody slashed the tires of seven police cars outside a stationhouse in Queens, New York. Police released surveillance images and asked for the public's help in identifying the man "clad in a brown hat, multi-colored jacket, and black pants," per the Daily News . On Sunday,...

Police: NYPD Officer Leaves Job After 400-Plus Fake Hours

Jackson Cheng, who reportedly admitted to $60K he didn't earn, to get partial pension anyway

(Newser) - From May 2019 to October 2020, Jackson Cheng appeared on paper to be working hard in his role as an NYPD captain and member of the department's Asian Hate Crime Task Force. Now, he's a former police officer, after an internal affairs probe found that hundreds of the...

'Nightmare' Fire Destroys 30 Years of NYPD Evidence

Forensic evidence in unsolved crimes lost in Tuesday's blaze at Erie Basin Auto Pound

(Newser) - A New York Police Department warehouse burned Tuesday morning and along with it "the possibility of justice in untold cases," the New York Times reports, as "troves of evidence gathered over decades" were damaged or destroyed. The Erie Basin Auto Pound in Brooklyn held impounded vehicles, forensic...

10 Hurt When NYPD Vehicle Careens Onto Sidewalk

Another car clipped it as it was responding to a call

(Newser) - A New York Police Department SUV responding to a call Thursday afternoon hit another vehicle as it tried to pass, then went out of control and ran up onto the sidewalk and into a number of pedestrians. Ten people were injured in the incident, ABC 7 reports: four pedestrians (including...

Teen Gets 'Out of the Ghetto,' Is Killed Returning to Say Goodbye

NYPD searching for 14-year-old Justin Streeter's killer

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy traveled to New York City's East Harlem neighborhood on Tuesday to bid adieu to friends following his family's move to Plainfield, New Jersey, some 40 miles away. He had no idea it would be goodbye for good. Justin Streeter was shot in the head in...

Noise Like Gunfire Causes Panic at NYC Arena

As it turns out, no shots were fired at Barclays Center, but a stampede to safety ensued

(Newser) - An example of a nation with frayed nerves: Ten people ended up in the hospital with minor injuries Saturday night over a false alarm about a shooting in the Barclays Center in New York City, reports CNN . After a boxing match between Devonte Davis and Rolando Romero, some kind of...

NYPD: This Couple Tried to Make Off With a Basquiat

But police say they left gallery without the painting

(Newser) - It was an audacious and nearly successful move: Police on Wednesday said a man and woman entered a Manhattan gallery on May 14, took a $45,000 painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat from the wall, and began to walk out. They were stopped before making it out of Taglialatella Galleries, however....

Man Wins $10.5M Decades After Being Allegedly Framed

Shawn Williams spent 24 years in prison

(Newser) - A woman said she saw Shawn Williams with a gun at the scene in Brooklyn, NY, where his neighbor was shot to death in July 1993. The 19-year-old denied that he'd pulled the trigger. In fact, he denied that he was even in the state. It didn't matter....

Susan Sarandon Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Post

Actress had shared a meme comparing police officers attending an NYPD funeral to 'fascism'

(Newser) - Update: Susan Sarandon is now apologizing for sharing a social media post that compared police officers attending the funeral of a fallen NYPD colleague to "fascism." People reports that on Friday, the 75-year-old actress posted a statement on her Instagram story and on Twitter , where she offered a...

NYC Mayor Apologizes for 'Crackers' Remark

Eric Adams used term to discuss white NYPD cops at a 2019 campaign event

(Newser) - The current mayor of New York City regrets calling white NYPD officers "crackers" shortly before he launched his campaign, in remarks heard in a recently resurfaced 2019 video, Politico reports. "Every day in the police department, I kicked those crackers' a--," Adams said in the video, receiving...

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