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Esaw Garner, the wife of Eric Garner, speaks at a news conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton about the decision not to indict an officer involved in Eric Garner's death. (Credit: CBS2)

Garner’s Wife Says, ‘Hell No,’ She Won’t Accept Officer’s Condolences

Reaction 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.

12/03/2014

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota campaign in the New York City mayoral race. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Stop-And-Frisk Appeal Could Be Over After Election

A 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.

11/01/2013

NYPD Squad Car

NYPD Faces Prospect Of 2 New, Separate Watchdogs

After 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.

08/19/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg’s Public Housing Fingerprinting Idea Stuns, Infuriates Residents

Mayor 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.

08/16/2013

At some point NYPD officers may be wearing cameras while conducting stop-and-frisk stops. (Photo: CBS 2)

Expert: Body-Worn Video Would Usher In New Approach To Stop And Frisk

A 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.

08/13/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) speaks during a news conference as Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly listens at City Hall on Aug. 12, 2013.  (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg, Kelly Blast Judge’s Stop-And-Frisk Ruling That Says Practice Violates Rights

U.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.

08/12/2013

Grand Concourse Academy Charter School in the Bronx (file / credit: Grand Concourse Academy)

Bronx Teacher Testifies In Stop-And-Frisk Trial

Lalit 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.

04/08/2013

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Officers Grilled On Stop-And-Frisk As Civil Case Continues

A 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.

03/27/2013

A demonstrator outside the stop-and-frisk trial - March 18, 2013 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

More Secretly Recorded Conversations Heard At NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Trial

There 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.

03/22/2013

NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk policy in apartment buildings

Civil Rights Trial On Stop-And-Frisk Policy Set To Begin

The 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.

03/17/2013

NYPD Logo (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Judge Grants Class Action Status To Lawsuit Against NYPD Stop And Frisk

A 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.

05/16/2012

Smoke billows from the Twin Towers - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2011 (credit: Fabina Sbina/ Hugh Zareasky/Getty Images)

WCBS 880 9/11 Series: Defending The Detainees

While 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.

09/05/2011