For the 2nd time this year, NYPD gunfire kills 1 of its own
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time this year, a New York City police officer has been killed by friendly fire.
Officer Brian Mulkeen was fatally struck by two police bullets while...
Officer who guarded El Chapo’s wife arrested in drug sting
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who moonlighted as a bodyguard for the wife of convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in a drug sting Wednesday after...
NYPD officer hurt, domestic violence suspect dead
NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer was wounded by gunfire and a domestic violence suspect was killed Tuesday as he resisted arrest on Staten Island.
Off-duty police inspector killed in Bronx motorcycle crash
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police inspector has been killed in a motorcycle crash in the Bronx.
Police say 56-year-old Michael McGrath was on his motorcycle in the Pelham Bay...
NYPD: Fewer arrests since ‘I can’t breathe’ officer’s firing
NEW YORK (AP) — Arrests totals in New York City have plunged in the two weeks since the police department fired an officer for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, pointing to a possible...
Feds: Man plotted NYC knife attack in name of Islamic State
NEW YORK (AP) — A 19-year-old New York City man accused of plotting a knife attack on behalf of the Islamic State group told undercover agents he wanted to record the bloodshed on video in hopes...
Police union wants mayor, commish out over Garner firing
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's largest police union says the mayor and police commissioner should lose their jobs over the firing last week of an officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric...
Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause
NEW YORK (AP) — A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years...
Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death
NEW YORK (AP) — A police sergeant accused of failing to properly supervise officers involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has agreed to give up about four weeks of vacation time to settle her...
The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officer
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local):
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police commissioner's firing of the officer...
NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner’s chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man...
Police departments confront ‘epidemic’ in officer suicides
NEW YORK (AP) — A rash of suicides by police officers has shaken the New York Police Department, leading the commissioner to declare a mental health emergency and highlighting the problem of...
Police officer kills himself, 9th NYPD suicide this year
NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty veteran New York city police officer killed himself on Wednesday, becoming the ninth police officer to die by suicide this year, authorities said.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an administrative judge's recommendation in the Eric Garner case (all times local):
A lawyer for the officer accused of using a chokehold in the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man has been arrested in the latest case of people dousing police officers with water.
Police say 35-year-old Steven Larosa was arrested Thursday on charges...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a shooting a Brooklyn park (all times local):
The New York Police Department believes two shooters were involved in gunfire at a Brooklyn...
NYC police seek 2 shooters in Brooklyn playground shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — A popular community festival was coming to a close when gunfire erupted in a Brooklyn neighborhood, leaving one man dead, another person in critical condition and 10 others...
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City police sergeant has fatally shot himself in what was the city's fifth police suicide since June.
Funeral held for detective who fought for 9/11 victims
NEW YORK (AP) — A former police detective who fought until his final days for the extension of health benefits for Sept. 11 responders was hailed as a hero Wednesday by family, fellow officers and...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for a detective who fought for 9/11 compensation (all times local):
A former police detective who fought for the extension of...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer has died in a suspected suicide, the fourth such death in the department this month.
Police say the off-duty officer was found dead late...
3rd suspected suicide in less than 2 weeks for NY police
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a 29-year-old officer died Friday in the department's third suspected suicide in less than two weeks.
Man sought guns, grenades for Times Square attack, feds say
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City college student accused of plotting a terrorist attack on Times Square spent months trying to stockpile guns and grenades, heaped praise on the Islamic State group...
NYPD targets domestic violence in its ranks
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is strengthening penalties for officers who commit domestic violence, including termination for repeat offenders.
2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death
NEW YORK (AP) — Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.
The man was taken into custody in Queens hours after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill revealed on a radio show that police were looking for a second suspect in Tuesday night's stick-up, the official said.
Panel: NY law hinders police discipline transparency
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department should take steps to increase transparency and accountability in its officer disciplinary process, but it faces a serious obstacle in a state law that keeps personnel records secret, a panel of criminal justice professionals said on Friday.
Two former U.S. attorneys and a former federal judge said they found the disciplinary process generally works well but recommended the NYPD adopt a series of improvements.
Teen gets up to 4 years in prison for cop dragging incident
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager accused of dragging a New York City police officer while driving a stolen car has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.
Justin Murrell was sentenced on Wednesday after being found guilty of assault for the June 2017 incident that left Officer Dalsh Veve (veh-VAY') with severe injuries. He had been acquitted of attempted murder.
NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill criticized the short sentence, calling it "an absolute disgrace."
NYPD leader says officers bludgeoned 2 men in self-defense
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner on Friday praised officers who were recorded bludgeoning two people with batons, saying the officers were defending themselves after being attacked by a man who had a history of getting into fights with police and then filing lawsuits over the altercations.
New York City police using firearms at lowest rate on record
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Wednesday that officers are using Tasers more frequently, while firing on suspects fell to the lowest level since the department began tracking the use of force.
The department's 2017 use-of-force report showed that officers opened fire 52 times last year, a 28 percent decrease from previous year. But officers fatally shot 10 suspects last year, an increase from nine in 2016.
NYPD: ‘No credible threat’ on Thanksgiving parade
NYPD ousts sex crimes chief who led Weinstein investigation
NEW YORK (AP) — The police commander who led the effort to arrest Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the chief of New York City's special victims division, part of a shake-up that was months in the making after a city watchdog found the unit was stretched too thin to properly investigate sexual assault cases.
NYPD shakes up sex crime unit after Weinstein, staffing woes
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division, where a top detective has twice been accused of interfering in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and a city watchdog says the staff is stretched too thin to properly review sexual assault cases.
The Latest: Costumed revelers kick off NYC Halloween parade
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Halloween security a year after a deadly truck attack in New York City (all times local):
Throngs of costumed revelers kicked off New York City's big Halloween parade amid tight security after last year's holiday was marred by a deadly truck attack.
The NYPD deployed thousands of uniformed and plainclothes officers to patrol Wednesday night's parade in Greenwich Village. They were also joined by counterterrorism units, police dogs and helicopters.
NYPD commissioner apologizes over mishandled 1994 rape case
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department Commissioner James O'Neill on Sunday apologized to a woman who came forward with a rape allegation in 1994 but was discredited by police, saying the department let her down "in almost every possible way."
In a letter, O'Neill offered the woman his "heartfelt apology for all aspersions cast upon your credibility by NYPD personnel those many years ago."
NY dogs contributed to the United Nations General Assembly
NEW YORK (AP) — Dogs played a role this week at the United Nations.
Dozens of New York police canines helped protect nearly 200 world leaders during the U.N. General Assembly.
Police beef up security for UN gathering, Trump visit
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City are facing a security and logistical challenge of epic proportions with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly.
Though there's been no credible threats against the event, the security concerns are so broad that the New York Police Department has considered how it would stop assassins armed with poison or killer drones.
NYPD officers arrested in prostitution probe
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven members of the New York Police Department, including sergeants and detectives, have been arrested in connection with a yearslong gambling and prostitution investigation.
Police say the probe was initiated by the Internal Affairs Bureau in 2015 following a tip from a fellow officer who suspected illegal activity.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say an off-duty sergeant who shot a man in the face on a Brooklyn street may have been thwarting an attempted robbery.
Chief of Department Terence Monahan said the man confronted the sergeant in Brooklyn just before 5 a.m. Thursday and the sergeant fired two shots.
Monahan said the 40-year-old sergeant and the 21-year-old man may have been involved in a prior dispute.
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Rendon-Herrera, the alleged leader of a homicidal drug ring that imported tons of cocaine from Colombia into the U.S., was charged with leading a continuing criminal enterprise, authorities said.
Colombia's most wanted drug lord, also known as "Don Mario," pleaded not guilty in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday after being captured in a jungle raid nine years ago and extradited to the U.S. on April 23.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joins St Patrick’s Parade
NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade.
Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of more than 100 marching bands after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke briefly, calling it a "day of inclusion" and adding: "We're all immigrants."
Officer who halted truck rampage hailed as a modest hero
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police officer Ryan Nash was responding to a call about an emotionally disturbed person at a high school not far from the World Trade Center when someone reported an accident on the bike path outside.
Nash and his partner, John Hasiotis, raced to a gruesome sight: A man in a truck had slammed into a school bus after mowing down people in a bike lane. He was waving guns around and yelling. Nash, 28, told him to drop the weapons and then fired, striking the man once.
The Latest: Uber confirms terror suspect was a driver
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle driving onto a bike path near the World Trade Center site and memorial (all times local):
Uber has confirmed that the man suspected of driving a vehicle down a bike path near the World Trade Center site, killing eight people, was one of its drivers.