Crime

Family seeks federal probe of NYPD custody death

Family members of a man who died in police custody have met with federal prosecutors in New York City to press for an investigation into the death. … Full Article

Brooklyn funeral held for man who died in NYPD custody

An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. … Full Article

NYPD custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street. … Full Article

The NYPD has no idea why two white flags are atop the Brooklyn Bridge

Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags — international symbols of surrender — fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge. … Full Article

Tinted window checkpoints in Crown Heights: Racial profiling or good policing?

A crackdown on tinted windows in Crown Heights was received with a mix of skepticism, helplessness and begrudging understanding. … Full Article

More studies needed in apparent NYPD chokehold death

The medical examiner's office has not yet determined what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him. … Full Article

Teens charged with firearms trafficking at Lafayette Gardens

Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson, together with New York City Police Commissioner William J. … Full Article

Cuomo puts cigarette smugglers to rest, $1.7 million seized

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that the new Cigarette Strike Force targeting illegal tobacco trafficking and sales has already seized nearly $1.7 million in cash and contraband that includes 2.7 million cigarettes and cigars in its first six months. … Full Article

IRS scam hits Borough Park

It’s one of the Internal Revenue Service’s “dirty dozen” scams being perpetrated by crooks around the country and now it has come to Borough Park. … Full Article

Man shoots 2, kills himself, at Gowanus iron works

Police say a gunman killed himself after wounding two people and keeping officers at bay for two hours in Brooklyn. The standoff began at about 11:20 a.m. Monday at an iron works. … Full Article

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