Marcia Kramer

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks to reporters at a news conference following an NYPD swearing-in ceremony with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Jan. 7, 2015. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Commissioner Considering Granting Amnesty To 1.2 Million Low-Level Offenders

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty to more than 1 million people with open warrants for low-level offenses. But some experts worry it could cause crime to skyrocket.

05/18/2015

Audit finds city subway tracks are filthy and overrun with rats. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Audit: New York City Subway Tracks Filthy, Overrun With Rats

An audit by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer found subway tracks are filled with rats, dirt and garbage.

05/14/2015

Amtrak derailment

Deadly Amtrak Derailment Near Philadelphia Leads To Calls For Seat Belts On Trains

In the wake of Tuesday night’s horrific train crash outside of Philadelphia, there are demands for a host of new passenger safety measures, including the possibility of installing seat belts.

05/13/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his executive budget presentation, May 7, 2015. (credit: Julie Jacobson-Pool/Getty Images)

With Approval Rating At All-Time Low, Mayor De Blasio Continues Trip To D.C., California

De Blasio will be speaking at the National Press Club Tuesday morning, followed by an afternoon speech on “the Progressive Agenda to Combat Income Inequality.”

05/12/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at police headquarters following the death of officer Brian Moore on May 4, 2015. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Community Activist Slams de Blasio Over Road Trip After Violent Weekend At Home

Despite the Central Park muggings and a dozen shootings over the weekend, Mayor Bill de Blasio was headed out-of-town for a controversial four-day trip to promote his progressive agenda.

05/11/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio

CBS2 Informal Poll: Non-New Yorkers Don’t Really Know Who Mayor De Blasio Is

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s insistence that people who don’t live here have a better understanding of his actions may not exactly be true.

05/07/2015

Resurfacing projects are coming soon to New York City in an effort to repair pothole-laden roads. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York City To Spend $242 Million On Massive Road Resurfacing Project

Potholes. They’re everywhere. They’re horrible. Drivers’ complaints have been long and loud, and after CBS2 demanded answers, we got action.

05/06/2015

Times Square billboards (Credit: CBS2)

Obama Administration: Times Square’s Iconic Billboards Must Be Removed Or Else

You can call it a bureaucratic blunder … or a Washington blooper.

05/05/2015

Potholes continued to plague New York City as late as Saturday, May 1. (Credit: CBS2)

Potholes Still Abundant In New York City; State Allows Drivers To Sue

Potholes continued to plague New York City this first of May, and many have been wondering just why they are still so bad.

05/01/2015

FILE -- NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton  (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bratton Ready To Change Low-Level Crime Penalty Process ‘That Has Become Cumbersome And Unfair’

They are words you might not have expected to come out of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s mouth.

04/30/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Bratton Chooses Not To Discuss Potential Decriminalization Of Low-Level Crimes

It was hard to get answers from Bratton on possible changes to his cherished “broken windows” policing, because the normally spotlight-loving commissioner scurried away from a public press conference.

04/29/2015

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Sources Say Deal Reached To Decriminalize Minor Offenses In NYC

Major changes will indeed be coming to quality of life law enforcement in New York City, sources told CBS2 on Tuesday.

04/28/2015

FILE -- Hillary Clinton (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Fordham Law Professor, Author Take Hillary Clinton To Task Over Fundraising Tactics

Questions about the Clinton Foundation’s fundraising tactics are hitting the presidential candidate just as she’s trying to get her campaign off the ground

04/27/2015

Chris Christie, Mary Pat Christie

Chris Christie’s Wife, Mary Pat, Leaves Highly Lucrative Wall Street Job

Mary Pat Christie has been the family’s main breadwinner and reported earning more than $500,000 in the couple’s 2013 tax filings.

04/24/2015

Warren Weinstein

Obama Says He Takes Full Responsibility For Deaths Of Hostages In U.S. Strike

Two hostages held by al Qaeda and two Americans working with the terror group were killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday.

04/23/2015

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