A New York City police officer was arrested early Monday, reportedly on charges that he pulled a gun on a construction worker.
Officers recovered a loaded .40-cal. Taurus semiautomatic handgun, a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer semiautomatic handgun, 195 tablets of Oxycodone, and four additional small Ziploc bags of marijuana in the stop.
More than 110 guns are off the streets of New York City in what authorities are calling the largest seizure of illegal firearms in Manhattan in recent history.
Some of the guns turned included 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols and 35 shotguns. An AK 47 and a tec-9 were also turned in.
Community leaders are banding together to encourage gun buyback programs across Brooklyn.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the ring used the city’s streets as their showroom, “shopping” for bikes and then whisking them away in no more than 30 seconds.
Officers responded to the Summer Street home Sunday and found Sterling Hightower on the street.
Brian Hinkel faces five years in state prison after pleading guilty this week to four counts of possessing an assault rifle and 21 counts of possession of a prohibited device.
Mark Meckler, a high-profile gun-totting founder of the Tea Party was allowed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct after he tried to carry his Glock semi-automatic pistol aboard a Delta Air Lines flight to Detroit from LaGuardia Airport last month.
Those who turn in working guns will receive a $200 bank card, no questions asked and you do not have to give your name.
New York has one of the strongest concealed weapons laws in the country, but a proposed federal law would allow those with concealed permits in one state to travel with their guns to another.
Schneiderman says the bill would force states like New York with tougher handgun restrictions to allow visitors to carry their weapons obtained in other states with weaker laws.
Police said the alleged rape happened Friday morning behind an apartment building in Inwood. Pena, drunk and in plain clothes, asked a woman for directions, police say.
Michael Pena, an officer since 2008, has been suspended without pay after the alleged incident in which a 25-year-old teacher said she was raped in Inwood.
Angel Alvarez suffered 27 bullet wounds during the chaos in Harlem, which began when he got into a fistfight with a neighborhood rival, and escalated when the other man pulled out a pistol.