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Garner's Wife Says, 'Hell No,' She Won't Accept Officer's CondolencesReaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.
NYC Stop-And-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After ElectionA federal appeals court block of a judge's ruling that found the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy discriminated against minorities may be short lived, depending on the outcome of next week's mayoral election.
NYPD Faces Prospect Of 2 New, Separate WatchdogsAfter years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation's most potent police forces, the NYPD appears poised to become one of the most closely monitored.
Bloomberg's Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates ResidentsMayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crime-fighting idea had a lot of people riled up on Friday. The mayor wants to fingerprint more than 600,000 people who live in public housing. He said it’s to make the projects safer.
Expert: Body-Worn Video Would Usher In New Approach To Stop And FriskA blockbuster ruling from a federal judge will not mean the end of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. But one way or another, it likely will mean changes for the controversial police practice.
Bloomberg, Kelly Blast Judge's Stop-And-Frisk Ruling That Says Practice Violates RightsU.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the ruling on Monday, but did not order an end to the practice. Instead, she has appointed an independent monitor to oversee changes.
Bronx Teacher Testifies In Stop-And-Frisk TrialLalit Clarkson testified that he had just stepped out for his lunch break from the Grand Concourse Academy and was walking back to school with a clear bag containing the sandwich he'd bought when he was accosted by a pair of plain clothes cops.
Officers Grilled On Stop-And-Frisk As Civil Case ContinuesA police officer testified Wednesday that he taunted an innocent 13-year-old boy after he detained the teen under the New York Police Department's disputed program of stopping, questioning and frisking people on city streets.
More Secretly Recorded Conversations Heard At NYPD Stop-And-Frisk TrialThere was a show of frustration outside federal court on Friday as the city defended its practice of stopping and frisking potential suspects in high-crime areas.
Civil Rights Trial On Stop-And-Frisk Policy Set To BeginThe NYPD “stop and frisk” policy is set to face its biggest legal challenge this week, with a federal civil rights trial on whether the tactic unfairly targets minorities.
Judge Grants Class Action Status To Lawsuit Against NYPD Stop And FriskA New York judge has granted class action status to a 2008 lawsuit accusing the New York Police Department of discriminating against blacks and Hispanics with its stop-and-frisk policies aimed at reducing crime.
WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Defending The DetaineesWhile investigators searched for terrorists, a civil rights lawyer and her colleagues have been very busy over the past decade defending immigrants swept up in post-9/11 raids.