Commissioner Ray Kelly
Police have questioned and released two men who were with a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a man in Greenwich Village this weekend – all because he was gay.
Hip Hop Youth Summit Council founder Charles Fisher joined NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Wednesday, for a dialogue about the controversial stop-and-frisk program.
Banks, 50, began his career as a patrolman in the 81st Precinct, and rose through the ranks in the ensuing years. He had most recently served as Chief of Community Affairs.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is expanding a program in which the interrogations of felony suspects are recorded after their arrests.
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly touted new technology to detect illegal guns on “Face the Nation” Sunday, while noting that handguns – not assault weapons – are responsible for most of the homicides and non-fatal shootings in New York City.
Amid talk of reinstating the assault weapons ban that expired eight years ago, police departments nationwide are thinking of ways to confiscate such weapons.
While giving the FBI and other law enforcement agencies credit for thwarting a bomb plot against the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the threat of terrorism will be “with us for a long time.”
“This surveillance, this spying, without question, was– unjustified. And it was definite, without doubt, an invasion of our civil human and our constitutional rights,” Abdul Kareem Muhammad, the Imam of Newark’s Masjid al-Haqq mosque, said.
They say that the rights of Muslims are being “flagrantly violated,” adding they “cannot in good conscience appear at a public gathering with the government official who is ultimately responsible.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the 27-year-old man was acting as a lone wolf and was taken into custody Saturday. He allegedly was inspired by al-Qaida, although his citizenship was not immediately known.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows a majority of New York City voters believe Bloomberg lost his focus during his third term.
An investigation into the NYPD is spilling over borders, as the Westchester County district attorney is looking into whether local cops let off a drunk, and potentially dangerous, off-duty NYPD officer.
May 1 marks the first anniversary of the attempted car bombing at the crossroads of the world: Times Square.
NYPD cop Phil Cardillo was killed in the line of duty in 1972. Hundreds of police officers are doing what they can to keep the case, and the Officer Cardillo’s memory, alive.
All three defendants have pleaded not guilty to the indictment charging them with attempted murder, robbery, aggravated assault and weapon possession.
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