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De Blasio: Politics Could Block Effective NYPD Inspector General

There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported.

03/19/2013

Suspect In Apparent Isaac Kadare Homicide (credit: NYPD)

City Leaders Call For Task Force In Tracking Down So-Called ‘Numbers Killer’ Suspect

State Senators Eric Adams and Kevin Parker, along with City Councilman Jumaane Williams called for the assistance of FBI profiling experts to track down whoever is responsible for these apparently linked killings, they announced on Sunday.

11/18/2012

Crown Heights Arrest Video (credit: YouTube/CHInfoVideo)

Cop On Modified Duty As Officials Investigate Violent Crown Heights Arrest Video

The Oct. 8 incident at the ALIYA Center on East New York Avenue in Crown Heights is being investigated by the Internal Affairs Bureau and the Brooklyn district attorney.

10/16/2012

NYC City Council holds a hearing on the NYPD's practices on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

City Council Considers New Rules For NYPD’s Stop-And-Frisk Policy

New York City police stops of hundreds of thousands of people each year are in the spotlight as city lawmakers consider setting new rules for the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practice.

10/10/2012

Spectators line the street for the 2012 West Indian Day Parade. Credit CBS 2.

West Indian Day Parade Marches Through Brooklyn

An estimated crowd of three million lined Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade Sunday. Two people were killed and two wounded amid violence during the event.

09/03/2012

The Scene of the East Flatbush Shooting (credit: CBS 2)

Protest Held In Brooklyn Over Deadly Police Shooting Of Shantel Davis

A protest over a deadly police shooting in East Flatbush this week began at noon in Brooklyn on Saturday. 23-year-old Shantel Davis died after she was shot in the chest as she tried to drive off in a stolen car that police said she had crashed.

06/16/2012

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City Council Members Propose NYPD Oversight

Council members Jumaane Williams and Brad Lander plan to introduce legislation Wednesday calling for the creation of an inspector general to oversee the department.

06/13/2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters march on to the Brooklyn Bridge - New York, NY - Oct 1, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Council Members Sue City Over Treatment Of Occupy Wall Street Protesters

The city and police violated demonstrators’ free speech rights, used excessive force, arrested protesters on dubious charges and interfered with journalists’ and council members’ efforts to observe what was going on, the four City Council members and others say in the federal civil rights suit.

04/30/2012

Mugshot of George Zimmerman (credit: Seminole County Sheriff`s Office)

Special Prosecutor Charges George Zimmerman With Second-Degree Murder In Trayvon Martin Shooting Death

George Zimmerman is in custody, and has been charged with second-degree murder in the Trayvon Martin case.

04/11/2012

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Hundreds With Occupy Wall Street Rally Against Police Brutality

About 500 Occupy members marched from Zuccotti Park to Union Square with the family of John Collado, who was shot by a plain clothes police officer last fall.

03/24/2012

New York City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams. (credit: council.nyc.gov)

City Councilman Launches Legislative Effort To Reduce ‘Stop-And-Frisks’

Jumaane Williams has introduced a package of bills that would ban racial profiling, require police to seek consent before searching someone without a warrant and require police to give their name and rank to those they stop.

02/29/2012

Protest over "The Third Jihad" at City Hall - New York, NY - Jan 26, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Muslim Groups Call For Ray Kelly’s Resignation After ‘Jihad’ Video Showing

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly originally said he was not involved in the controversial “The Third Jihad” film. But after admitting he was and apologizing, some Muslim groups are calling for him to step down.

01/26/2012

FILE - NYPD vehicle (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Protesters Rally For NYPD Accountability In Brooklyn

With protesters chanting “NYPD, keep your hands off me,” the elected officials and community members called on the mayor and commissioner to sign a resolution acknowledging there’s a problem.

01/07/2012

West Indian Day Parade in 2011 (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Public Defenders: NYPD Officers Slammed West Indian Day Parade In Facebook Posts

A social media scandal has hit the NYPD. Internal Affairs is looking into whether police officers posted ugly comments on Facebook about New York’s West Indian community.

12/06/2011

Occupy Wall Street returns to Zuccotti

OWS Protesters Re-Populate Zuccotti, Vow To Last Test Of Time Without Creature Comforts

In a four-page ruling, Supreme Court Justice Michael Stallman said that the protesters’ first amendment rights didn’t entitle them to camp out in the plaza indefinitely.

11/15/2011

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