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Challengers want to unseat longtime NY police union leader

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch amid a rancorous public battle with the mayor.
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Brooklyn court again against school district in assumption of risk case

The Appellate Division, Second Department, unanimously ordered that a negligence case against an upstate school district could continue in light of a likelihood of the plaintiff's success at trial.  … Full Article

Caribbean Chamber celebrates MLK at Borough Hall

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held a small business power breakfast meeting at Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn on Friday to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets $75K in NYPD chokehold suit

The city has settled with a Brooklyn father who claims police officers placed him in an illegal chokehold in 2013, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned.  … Full Article

Dramatic PLO trial gives terror victims stage for redress

Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a busy district of Jerusalem in 2004. … Full Article

Wronged Brooklyn defendant suit for malicious prosecution set for trial

In a complex federal civil suit brought by a wrongly convicted Brooklyn defendant against New York City, three NYPD detectives and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney, allegations of systematic misconduct by a former Brooklyn district attorney’s administration will be front and ce … Full Article

NYC continues to pay large sums to settle Brooklyn wrongful conviction cases

New York City will pay $17 million to settle three wrongful criminal convictions. City Comptroller Scott Stringer said last week that the settlements involve cases handled by retired homicide Detective Louis Scarcella.  … Full Article

Brooklyn DA affirms conviction in 2003 murder

The Brooklyn district attorney has affirmed the conviction in the 2003 murder of a Fairfield University student. … Full Article

Reports of misuse of funds emerge in attempt to save a Brooklyn hospital

It is being reported that while trying to push a Brooklyn hospital through a bankruptcy filing, lawyers and accountants took advantage of the fact, charging upward of $16 million in fees in expenses.  … Full Article

Judge tosses murder conviction linked to Brooklyn ex-detective

A 1991 murder conviction was vacated on Friday after prosecutors told a New York City judge that the state's key witness had lied about who did it, a case linked to a retired detective at the center of dozens of wrongful conviction claims. … Full Article

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