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
The New York City Civil Liberties Union said the city is set to mark a controversial milestone as the police conducted its 5 millionth "stop and frisk" under the Bloomberg administration.
Donna Lieberman, the NYCLU's executive director, said that according to the data her group compiled from the NYPD, 4.4 million of the stops yielded no arrests or summons. The majority of those stopped... » more
The federal government gave the FDNY a financial boost Wednesday to help cover its huge costs during Superstorm Sandy.
The $2.5 million in FEMA funding will reimburse the fire department for all the money ity spent on equipment used to clean debris and overtime.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said the Oct. 29 storm tested the department's abilities and resources... » more
Superstorm Sandy not only did a number on the NYPD's resources, it also hurt the department's wallet.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told the City Council's Public Safety Committee Tuesday that the Oct. 29 storm and its aftermath cost the NYPD $115.9 million.
The biggest expense was $84.8 million for overtime, for what the commissioner said was extraordinary work from the men and women... » more
Cops Sunday named the reputed gang member they chased and shot after he rammed into one of the officers while trying to flee in Staten Island.
Two detectives and an officer from the Staten Island Gang Squad stopped a car at Manor Road and North Gannon Avenue around 1:15 p.m. Saturday after they received reports that the driver, Clinton James, had an illegal gun, police said. An officer shot... » more