Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton met with urban ministers Tuesday following New York City’s decision to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement.
Mayor Bill de Blasio attended the rally dubbed #IamAME at Greater Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral of New York in Jamaica Saturday afternoon.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was facing a backlash Wednesday over his assertion that the NYPD has a hard time recruiting African-American men as officers because many have arrest records.
A small group of demonstrators protested at New York City Hall against the possibility of hiring 1,000 new police officers.
Right now, there are about 800 Muslim uniformed police officers out of about 35,000. Of those, only about 20 are higher ranked officials.
New York City has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in homicides so far this year.
The van is equipped with external video screens to display surveillance photos and videos from recent crimes.
Curtis Banks, 26, told a reporter he was not involved in the killings of the two officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Some activists and elected officials are criticizing the NYPD’s handling of protests over the death of a Baltimore man critically injured in police custody.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says there’s “much less tension” between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.
Under the proposals, police could no longer arrest people for urinating in public, consuming alcohol in public, bicycling on a sidewalk, being in a park after dark, littering, failing to obey a sign and making excessive noise.
An early morning NYPD raid in the Bronx netted eight alleged members of the Lyman Place Gang, on Wednesday.
Cabbies rallied outside Penn Station on Friday, calling for policy changes and more police training after video of an NYPD detective unleashing a tirade on an Uber driver went viral.
Taxi drivers have been meeting with NYPD brass after video of a detective unleashing a tirade on an Uber driver went viral.
Bratton expects the reduced number of stops to bolster NYPD relations with the minority community.