While investigators continue to probe the death of a former Columbia University student, new revelations may shed some light on her health condition.
The city's medical examiner is still trying to determine what killed Jessica Fingers, 21, who was visiting friends over the weekend and found dead Sunday morning.
Investigators wouldn't comment on reports that the track star, who was on... » more
The gunpoint abduction in Washington Heights that scared onlookers and New Yorkers over the weekend, was apparently well-acted stunt, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
The commissioner confirmed Monday that the NYPD received word that the alleged kidnapping of a man and woman was part of a birthday party prank with a group of friends who went to the Poconos.
The police said there... » more
A 21-year-old woman was found dead Sunday inside a Columbia University dorm room that she didn't live in, police said.
Cops responded to a 911 call around 11:48 a.m. of an unconscious woman in the dorm at 70 Morningside Dr. EMTs pronounced the unidentified woman dead a short time later.
At press time the medical examiner was still trying to determine the cause of death. Police said she... » more
Cops are still looking for information regarding the abduction of a man and woman in Washington Heights on Friday evening.
Officers as of Sunday still didn't have identities on the missing man and woman who were kidnapped from the corner of Haven Avenue and West 173rd Street around 7 p.m.
The victims were chased by two armed men who then forced them into a minivan and fled the scene,... » more
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he's very concerned about the city's potential independent watchdog for the NYPD.
Speaking for the first time about the proposed police inspector general bill at an unrelated news conference in Central Park Tuesday, Kelly echoed Mayor Michael Bloomberg's opposition to the plan.
"Putting in another layer of so-called supervision or monitoring can ultimately... » more
Cops released video Monday of a mugging at a Times Square subway station.
The suspect, decribed as a 6-foot-3 man around 30 years old and allegedly assaulted a straphanger at the No. 1,2,3 station around midnight Monday. The suspect approached the 35-year-old victim, spoke to him and punched him in the face, police said.
The fugitive allegedly stole the victim's phone and fled on a northbound... » more
Cops arrested the daughter of the former head of the MTA Sunday night and her boyriend for allegedly trying to sell heroin on Craiglistt, the Bronx DA's office said.
A judge released Kathryn Kalikow, 27 and Brian Whelan, 28,on their own recognizance Monday after they were indicted on drug possession charges in Bronx Criminal Court.
An undercover detective responded to the ad that was... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said Tuesday that she and her colleagues have come to an agreement on a bill that would create an independent watchdog group for the NYPD.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, wouldn't go into specific details about the negotiations for the Community Safety Act, which is a set of four bills that aim to make the police more transparent, but she did say the members... » more
Five police department members were arrested in separate incidents over the last three days, the NYPD said.
The first arrest was in the Bronx on Friday when officers arrested Officer Miguel Gomez, 41, for allegedly unlawfully conducting surveillance.
Later Friday night, the NYPD said traffic agent Denise Johnson, 37, was picked up in the Bronx and charged with criminal possession of... » more
The NYPD may not at the point where it can deploy its own RoboCop to patrol the streets, but its high-tech gear is on the cutting edge of crime fighting.
From high-definition cameras to social networking trackers, experts say the NYPD leads the nation when it comes to 21st Century policing, and the agency is still looking for new gadgets for its arsenal.
One particular tool that the... » more