The NYPD wants to shock — not shoot. Commissioner Bill Bratton has plans to dramatically increase the number of officers on the streets armed with Tasers.
The deadly standoff at a Brooklyn Jewish center is igniting concerns that the current anti-police political climate in New York can cause cops to hesitate before they act.
Port Authority Police Halt Non-Mandatory Training, Fire 9 Rookie Officers After Rowdy Graduation Party
Port Authority police have fired rookie officers and halted training following a drunken graduation party in August.
Law enforcement sources say they’ve already seen something of a trend on the street in that stop, question and frisk is fast becoming stop, watch and wait.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Michele Galietta said the officer was confronted with a split-second choice when a masked man holding 21-year-old Hofstra University student Andrea Rebello in a headlock pointed a loaded handgun at him.
A man who says he was a paid informant working for the NYPD claimed Tuesday that he was ordered to spy on the innocent, and make them issue incriminating statements.
Some 17 cops are expected to be indicted on charges said to include bribery, larceny, perjury and obstruction. Some 100 others will face non-criminal Police Department punishment.
An obscure law that has been on the books since 1845 has been used five times this week at the protests on Wall Street.