Joe Puleo

Crime in New  York City parks is up 40 percent compared to last year, City Councilman Peter Vallone said. (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Vallone: Crime Stats For Parks Are Insufficient

With crime on the rise in New York City parks, and the number of officers patrolling them on the decline, the City Council has put pressure on the NYPD to keep parkgoers informed.

11/23/2013

A police officer carries a woman injured in stabbing attack on the Upper West Side on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

City: Park Enforcement Patrol Officers Do Not Need Guns

The city has pushed back against Park Enforcement Patrol officers who are asking for guns, saying it is not necessary.

10/07/2013

A police officer carries a woman injured in stabbing attack on the Upper West Side on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Parks Enforcement Officers Demand Guns In Wake Of Stabbing Rampage

Following a violent stabbing rampage last week that injured five people – including a toddler – in Riverside Park South last week, Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are pushing the city to give them guns.

10/06/2013