NYPD

NEW YORK — A surveillance video shows that a Brooklyn mother may have been killed by police bullets five blocks from where the Labor Day parade took place this past Monday. Denise Gay, who was an innocent bystander, was killed in a crossfire of bullets between gang members and policemen. The video, which has not […]

A Brooklyn councilman was arrested after a dustup with the NYPD at the West Indian Day Parade yesterday afternoon. The councilman, Jumaane Williams, was detained by police after walking in a “frozen zone” near the Brooklyn Museum. An argument ensued and fists started flying when a police captain was punched by an unknown bystander. An […]

NEW YORK — Several alleged members of the “Crips” gang were arrested in Brooklyn after posting about a “Crip Holiday” on Twitter. The NYPD’s gang unit, which recently started a separate unit to monitor Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites received a “tip” about a gathering in Amersfort Park in East Flatbush. The New […]

NEW YORK — The NYPD has formed a unit to monitor social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and Myspace to find out information about illegal flash mobs, house parties and gang fights. The New York Daily News reports: Newly named Assistant Commissioner Kevin O’Connor, one of the department’s online and gang gurus, has been put in […]

NEW YORK — Officer Daniel Hernandez is suing the NYPD for denying him overtime after he shot and paralyzed Ahmed Evans who is suing Hernandez over the shooting. The New York Daily News reports: Officer Daniel Hernandez claims that as a result of being kept off the street since July 2008, he’s been “damaged in […]

NEW YORK — Two female African American police officers have made history by becoming the first top cops to command a city precinct. Deputy Inspector Juanita Holmes and Capt. Vanessa Kight are now the top cops at Brooklyn’s 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvestant. Women comprise 17.2% of uniformed officers in the NYPD. African-Americans make up 16.5% […]

NEW YORK — 100 years ago Tuesday, the New York Police Department welcomed its first Black officer, Samuel Jesse Battle, championing color barriers and becoming the first Black sergeant and lieutenant. However, at 6-foot-2, 240 pounds, Battle faced racial opposition. Though he scored high enough for an appointment with the police department, upon showing up […]