In the book, former police Commissioner Ray Kelly writes that the mayor “shrugged and walked away from a routine and useful policing tool.
De Blasio wrote an opinion piece published on Sunday in the New York Daily News proclaiming his progressive policies are working.
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday fought back against comments from former police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who claimed that the mayor and the current police chief are responsible for a rise in violent crime.
Cardinal Edward Egan was eulogized from the Fifth Avenue pulpit where he once preached.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police.
The parade, which honors the bicentennial of the national anthem, stepped off at 11:25 a.m. and headed from Madison Square Park to 52nd Street.
Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, who presided over a dramatic drop in crime rates during a long and sometimes controversial tenure as head of the country’s largest force, has a book deal.
The NYPD said Tuesday it had disbanded the surveillance program and that detectives assigned to the unit had been transferred to other duties within the division.
He said then that under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, the police tactic known as stop-and-frisk was overused and the department had become “beat down.”
New York City police unions have asked a federal appeals court to hurry its decision on whether they can continue stop-and-frisk litigation if Mayor Bill de Blasio drops the case.
Stan Brooks died Monday of cancer at his home surrounded by family. He was just one month shy of his 87th birthday.
The mother of a 3-year-old thrown to his death from a 52-story apartment building said the father killed the boy and then himself out of spite.
Det. Robert Dewhurst said it was a phone call to the NYPD TIPS line this summer on the 22nd anniversary that led them to crack the case.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday that it was the first time Dmitriy Kanarikov had been allowed to take his son 3-year-old Kirill alone since separating from his wife, Svetlana Bukharina.
New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly highlighted some of his department’s successes and spoke about what the future holds for him on Monday.