Profiling cases Troubling
Jan15

Profiling cases Troubling

In the past two years, the NYPD has been unable to substantiate hundreds of complaints of racial, ethnic or other profiling leveled against cops, according to a report by a special court-appointed federal monitor reviewing police procedures. The findings, released Friday by attorney Peter L. Zimroth, who was appointed in 2013 to monitor practices and policies of the NYPD following the settlement of stop and frisk lawsuits, underscored...

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Body-Worn Cameras
Jan08

Body-Worn Cameras

NYPD Body-Worn Camera Program What you need to know In April 2017, Phase I of the department’s body-worn camera program began, and by year’s end, approximately 1,300 police officers were outfitted with cameras on the evening shifts in 20 precincts across the city. This first phase supported a year-long study of the effects of the body-worn cameras. Subsequently, the department committed to providing body-worn cameras by...

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Suspect nabbed in death of firefighter found on side of Belt Parkway
Dec11

Suspect nabbed in death of firefighter found on side of Belt Parkway

A man was taken into custody in New Jersey early Tuesday in connection with the beating death of an off-duty firefighter after an apparent auto collision in Brooklyn over the weekend, law enforcement officials said. Joseph Desmond was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service a couple of days after 33-year-old Faizal Coto was found dead on the ground outside his car on the Belt Parkway, according to a law enforcement source....

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ASPCA Honors NYPD Officers, Prosecutors, and a Veterinarian at Fourth Annual Appreciation Luncheon
Dec06

ASPCA Honors NYPD Officers, Prosecutors, and a Veterinarian at Fourth Annual Appreciation Luncheon

NEW YORK—The ASPCA®(The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today honored fourteen members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), three prosecutors, and one veterinarian for their tireless efforts to help animals through the NYPD/ASPCA Partnership. As the organization marks the conclusion of the fifth year of the partnership, recognized among this year’s awardees two NYPD leaders for their support and...

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Connecting with Community
Dec04

Connecting with Community

When Officer Anthony Nuccio walks around the Upper East Side, people recognize him. That is because Nuccio, 36, runs the local precinct’s social media pages, a tool the entire police department is increasingly relying on for everything from crime fighting to community engagement. But what works and what does not on social media is constantly evolving, and the NYPD, like many organizations, is experimenting with different ways to...

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