Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio finishes speaking at a NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 29, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Crime Stats Report Shows Drastic Drop In Arrests

In the week since the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the numbers of arrests in some areas have dropped dramatically compared to the same week last year.

12/30/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 29, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio To Meet With NYPD Unions Amid Volatile Relations

Mayor Bill de Blasio faced applause, boos and catcalls when he took the stage Monday to address hundreds of new police recruits at a police graduation ceremony.

12/29/2014

FDNY patches (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio On Hand For Swearing-In Of 320 New FDNY Firefighters

The new firefighters went through 18 weeks of training in fire suppression, medical responses, hazardous material handling and other subjects.

12/29/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio’s First Year In Office Defined By Liberal Victories, NYPD Crisis

De Blasio has appeared triumphant against some of those outside forces — notably during the Ebola scare — and has become a national progressive voice, but the police shooting has pushed his young mayoralty into its biggest crisis yet.

12/29/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is interviewed on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Dec. 28, 2014. (credit: CBS News)

Bratton: Cops Turning Backs On De Blasio At Funeral Was ‘Inappropriate’

Officers outside of the Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale, Queens, could be seen Saturday turning their backs to the Jumbotron screen broadcasting the service as de Blasio spoke.

12/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) speak at a press conference regarding two police officers who were killed on Saturday on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Backlash Against De Blasio In Wake Of NYPD Officers’ Deaths Takes To Skies

A plane pulling a banner reading: “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” was seen flying over the Hudson River Friday morning.

12/26/2014

Christmas at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Credit: CBS2)

Faithful Celebrate Midnight Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the celebration, noting the presence of Mayor Bill de Blasio in the congregation.

12/25/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane, visit the memorial site for two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in Brooklyn on Dec. 23, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Vice President Biden To Attend Funeral For Officer Ramos On Saturday

The mayor, along with his wife, Chirlane, stood silent before placing a bouquet of flowers at the memorial site for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

12/23/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak at the Police Athletic League Luncheon on December 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor: No Politics, Protests Until Slain NYPD Officers Laid To Rest

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.

12/22/2014

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (Credit: CBS2)

Former Mayor Giuliani Says De Blasio Not Responsible For Officer Deaths

Giuliani spoke out in defense of de Blasio, but also criticized him for not being tough enough on protesters during recent demonstrations over the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case.

12/21/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks to reporters following the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Police Unions, Others Blast De Blasio After Shooting Deaths Of Two NYPD Cops

Police union officials blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying the blood of two NYPD cops who were shot and killed in Brooklyn is on his hands.

12/20/2014

Demonstrators gather in support of the NYPD on Friday, Dec. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Dueling Protests For, Against NYPD Face Off Outside City Hall

Demonstrators gathered at City Hall in support of the NYPD Friday evening, but they were met right away with a rival demonstration by critics of police policies.

12/19/2014

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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