The New York City Council has been determined to reform the NYPD, but the murder of two officers last month — and the shooting of two more this week — have created deep divisions about how to do it.
One bill, with the majority of members as co-sponsors, would criminalize chokeholds.
Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.
The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.
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.
Long-delayed legislation to ban horse carriages in New York City is finally going to be introduced at the City Council next week.
It’s estimated the average person uses 600 plastic bags every year.
The City Council passed the measure earlier this month as part of the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths.
Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.
City Councilman Brad Lander is on board with leaders and activists supporting proposed laws to eliminate what he described as a segregated school system.
The video shows a carriage horse that got away from its handler and bolted up 11th Avenue with police in pursuit, the animal advocacy group NYCLASS said.
After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.
A new bill being introduced before the City Council would ban all automobiles from the roads inside Central Park.
In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.
The groups are urging New Yorkers to go without using paper or plastic bags from now through Sept. 21.