Crime

No indictment for NYPD officer in Eric Garner chokehold death

A grand jury cleared a white New York City police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man who had been stopped on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, a lawyer for the victim's family said. … Full Article

NYPD: Brighton Beach man kills father, commits suicide

Police say a Brooklyn man stabbed his father to death and injured his sister before committing suicide.
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De Blasio, Bratton announce crime is down, and body cams to pilot this week

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton announced on Tuesday that crime has plunged in New York City over the last four months. Arrest figures show the “safest August to November period” since modern crime statistics began in 1993, de Blasio said. … Full Article

Baby girl accidentally shot in East New York home

Police have arrested the parents of a 9-month-old girl who was hospitalized after she was accidentally shot inside her home in East New York. … Full Article

Unarmed man killed by rookie NYPD officer in Brooklyn housing complex

A man leaving his girlfriend's apartment was shot and killed in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex after a rookie cop on patrol fired his weapon, likely accidentally, officials said Friday. … Full Article

Has curtailment of stop-and-frisk caused Ditmas Park’s rising crime?

With a rising crime wave sweeping Ditmas Park, many residents have become guarded, and police are out in force. … Full Article

NYPD: French tourist scales Brooklyn Bridge

New York City police say a French tourist was taken into custody after climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to take photos.
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NYC man arraigned in beating death of 3-year-old

A New York City man was ordered held without bail on Wednesday amid allegations that he beat his 3-year-old stepdaughter to death in front of her brother after she soiled her diapers while their mother was away. … Full Article

Councilmembers meet with Bratton on anti-Semitic crime surge

"It's shocking that we have not only seen an increase in anti-Semitism but that anti-Semitic crimes make up the largest portion of hate crimes in New York City," said Councilmember David Greenfield. … Full Article

Video prompts NYPD probe of teenager's arrest

In the latest excessive-force case to arise from a videotape, two New York Police Department officers are under investigation on allegations they beat down a teenager suspected of marijuana possession after a foot chase, officials said Tuesday. … Full Article

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