Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though there is no evidence any threats are imminent.
De Blasio was on the defensive again Monday against accusation by police unions that he is anti-cop, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
According to a report in the Staten Island Advance, a warning was issued to some police that 10 members of the Black Guerrilla Family have begun preparing to shoot a cop.
The NYPD’s newest protest protocol received mixed reception Wednesday, a day after protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, shut down expressways and tunnel entrances.
Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.
Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said he does not support the mayor’s call to bring the convention to the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.
Democrat Bill Thompson has ushered in a new phase in the hotly contested New York City mayor’s race after linking the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.
A New York City police sergeant from a political family has been arrested on charges of vandalizing her boyfriend’s car. Police say Sgt. Damaris Diaz was arrested Saturday on criminal mischief and aggravated harassment charges. She’s the daughter of state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. and the sister of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
The sounds of applause and bagpipes greeted 44-year-old Sgt. Craig Bier as he was wheeled out of Jamaica Hospital on Friday.
Occupy Wall Street protesters, who have repeatedly asserted their rights to free speech and lawful assembly, are being put on legal notice themselves.