Thompson said many New Yorkers are in danger of going to jail for failure to respond to summonses for low-level offenses.
A Brooklyn man has been accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, while pretending to be a police officer.
They were allegedly swinging sticks and slinging racial slurs. Three people have been charged with beating a Brooklyn man and police are investigating it as a hate crime.
Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.
A group of New York City men who say they were framed by a crooked police detective decades ago want prosecutors to speed up an ongoing review of the detective’s cases.
Longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes is in a bitter primary battle against a young upstart. It’s a race that will either strip Hynes of his job or give him a seventh term.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.