The new initiative would provide EMTs and paramedics who are assaulted on the job with the same legal protection that is currently afforded to police officers.
The video shows Halevy being pummeled by two officers, with one cop landing more than 20 punches. His partner, a woman, joined in with a baton.
Under the plan, the size of the department’s Gang Division will double from 150 to 300 detectives who will focus on loosely affiliated groups of teens as opposed to established gangs such as the Bloods and Crips.
An ethics panel ruled that Brooklyn power broker Vito Lopez sexually harassed several female staffers. Now, many say it’s time for the assemblyman to leave office.
Levi Aron was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in the death of Leiby Kletzky. The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and kidnapping earlier this month.
Prosecutors say the men tried to discard the dead animal on the street, then threw it inside a bag and tossed it into the garbage.
The 22-year-old woman initially accused the men of rape, but questions were raised about whether prosecutors initially failed to turn over evidence that she had recanted part of her story.
Four men have been charged with intimidating witnesses in an Ultra-Orthodox sex abuse case involving a spiritual adviser accused of molesting a teenage girl for years.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes defended his record on sex abuse cases within the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Cases often fall apart because of witness intimidation, but now the DA now hopes a task force will help find a solution.
Under the suggestion of former Mayor Ed Koch, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes is putting together a task force Friday to address witness intimidation issues in sex crime cases in the communities.
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has released an expanded report on the nearly 100 members of the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who have been investigated for alleged sex crimes.
The handling of sexual abuse cases in the Ultra-Orothodox Hasidic Jewish community has drawn increased criticism.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said that the Mayor and others have unfairly criticized his handling of allegations of sexual abuse in the Ultra Orthodox community.
The Brooklyn District Attorney conceals the names of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish defendants and didn’t raise objection to rabbis deciding whether an allegation of abuse can be brought to police or the DA, a report said.