Bill de Blasio

Protesters march on 5th Avenue during the Millions March NYC on December 13, 2014 in New York. (Photo DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Meets With Eric Garner Protest Organizers At City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to meet with some of the organizers of the recent protests against a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner.

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Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Final Episode Of ‘The Colbert Report’ To Air Thursday On Comedy Central

Host Stephen Colbert is signing off after nine years of playing a conservative talk show host.

12/18/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Sue New York City Over Rikers Island Jail Violence

Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms to address what a Justice Department investigation found was a “deep-seated culture of violence” against young inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex.

12/18/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Defense Lawyers March In Brooklyn To Protest Police Killings

Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system’s handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday.

12/17/2014

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FDNY Responds To Record Number Of Calls In 2014

The spike in calls was driven by more people reporting possible gas leaks in the wake of March’s building explosion in East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Nigro said.

12/16/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio On ‘The View': Police Unions Don’t Speak For Rank-And-File Cops

The mayor also criticized the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association’s petition to ban him from future NYPD funerals as “inappropriate.”

12/16/2014

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Sergeants Benevolent Association Blasts Mayor Bill De Blasio After Attack On Cops

De Blasio was on the defensive again Monday against accusation by police unions that he is anti-cop, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

12/15/2014

Police outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS2)

Security Stepped Up At Brooklyn Synagogue After Stabbing

Police are increasing security at a Brooklyn synagogue after authorities said a mentally ill man stabbed a student in the head before being shot and killed by police.

12/10/2014

Opponents of carriage horses in New York City rally on the steps of City Hall on Dec. 8, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Dueling Rallies Held As City Council Considers Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

The New York City Council is considering bill Monday that would ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. Supporters and opponents, meanwhile, were staging rallies on the steps of City Hall.

12/08/2014

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Protesters Crowd Stores, Shut Down FDR Drive Again Over Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

Demonstrators are expected to gather in Union Square Friday afternoon, a day after an estimated 10,000 people marched across New York City on Thursday.

12/05/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks during a news conference following a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner on Dec. 4, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

PBA President: Police Officers ‘Thrown Under The Bus’ By De Blasio In Wake Of Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said the mayor needs to more to support New York City police officers.

12/04/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Says Police Retraining ‘Will Change The Future Of This City’

About 22,000 patrolmen are being retrained during a three-day course, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. The retraining began earlier this month and officials hope it will be completed by June.

12/04/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Cop In Eric Garner Chokehold Case

A grand jury has decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.

12/03/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference at the Ingersoll Houses in Brooklyn, on Dec. 2, 2014, to discuss crime statistics. (credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

De Blasio: Crime In NYC Continues To Fall

De Blasio said the city had its safest August to November period since at least 1994.

12/02/2014

A carriage horse trots near Central Park on April 21, 2014. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Ban NYC Horse-Drawn Carriages Heading To City Council

Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.

12/01/2014

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