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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Edward Reed)

Bloomberg’s Comment That NYPD Stops ‘Whites Too Much’ Prompts Backlash

“They just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said. “In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”

06/28/2013

FILE - Patrolmen's Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch (Photo by Bonile Bam/Getty Images)

Lynch: PBA To Target ‘Pro-Crime Council Members’ Who Voted For NYPD Oversight Bills

PBA President Patrick Lynch said if the bills become law, the PBA intends to target the “pro-crime council members for defeat in the upcoming election.”

06/28/2013

Members of the NYPD in Times Square (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Reform Bills Headed For City Council Vote This Month

With the blessing of Speaker Christine Quinn, a pair of bills designed to reform the NYPD are headed to a vote in the City Council this month.

06/11/2013

Jackie Robinson (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Movie Brings Jackie Robinson’s Story To New Generation

Fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

04/12/2013

NYPD (file / credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

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

NYPD Logo - File / Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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

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