A series of punching attacks - including one against a 12-year-old Brooklyn boy - are being investigated by the NYPD to determine if they are part of a violent behavior known as the "knockout game."
The attacks, in which victims are punched by a stranger, have been reported by police in other parts of the United States and England.
Tuesday>, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said... » more
Homicides among mostly minority young men ages 13 to 21 in the city have dropped by more than 50% so far this year, a trend which the NYPD chalked up to its aggressive anti-gang offensive known as Operation Crew Cut, officials said Monday.
The decline comes as shootings and killings are down 21 citywide this year, which NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said is due to cracking down on gangs.
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One of the images in the Baby Hope case that led to the big break last month in the murder case was created more than 21 years ago by Canadian experts who used the actual skull of the dead child to create computer renderings of her face, according to NYPD officials.
The image — depicting a three-quarter profile of the child now known as Anjelica Castillo — was used this past summer on a poster... » more
An undercover New York detective pleaded not guilty yesterday to gang assault in connection with an attack on an SUV driver who was chased along the Henry Hudson Parkway by a group of motorcycle riders.
Det. Wojciech Braszczok arrived in State Supreme Court in Manhattan with his face completely obscured by a wool scarf and left the building the same way. He faces charges of assault, criminal... » more
Police have arrested a man in connection with a series of groping incidents in Brooklyn, including an assault on an 11-year-old girl, officials said.
The man was nabbed after a local resident took a photo of the suspect’s ID, Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
“A Good Samaritan chased him yesterday and then lost him, saw him again today and asked him for his identification,” Kelly said, according... » more
The NYPD continued their search Monday night for a man wanted in connection with an early morning rape of a woman in Central Park.
The rape occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
A surveillance video (below) captured the suspect walking with the victim before the attack — and captured an image of the suspect after the attack.
Police are asking anyone who might recognize... » more
A stabbing spree in Riverside Park yesterday that injured five people has advocates concerned about safety in parks amid a spate of crime.
Crime has been on the rise in city parks this year, according to parks advocates and City Councilman Peter Vallone, chair of the public safety committee.
In Tuesday’s 7:54 a.m. attack, an apparent homeless man named Julius Graham, a 43-year-old originally... » more