Mayor Bill de Blasio

President Obama speaks day after midterm elections (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

New York, Chicago, Honolulu Launch Fight For Obama Presidential Library

New York, Chicago and Honolulu have each launched efforts to outdo one another as the competition to host President Barack Obaam’s future presidential library comes to a close.

12/05/2014

FILE -- NYPD vehicle. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Civilian Complaints Against NYC Police Down This Year

Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down, according to the data by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

12/05/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks after a grand jury decided not to indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in Eric Garner's death, on December 3, 2014 in Staten Island. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio To New Yorkers: We Must Work To Build The Kind Of City We Need To Be

Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a letter to his fellow New Yorkers, calling Eric Garner’s death a terrible tragedy and outlining the city’s plan to improve relations between law enforcement and the community.

12/04/2014

NYPD Officer Joshua Jones demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bratton Warns: Police Body Camera Pilot Program Will Be Costly

New York City is rolling out its pilot program that will equip police officers with body cameras.

12/03/2014

FILE -- Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Making Changes In Way It Handles Mentally Ill, Drug-Addicted Inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to spend $130 million over four years to overhaul how the city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects.

12/02/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources To CBS2: Police Won’t Be ‘Heavy-Handed’ During Possible Future Eric Garner Case Protest

Sources told CBS2 the NYPD has laid out plans for possible protests stemming from a future grand jury decision in the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

12/01/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio At White House: Ferguson Crisis Is Reflection Of ‘Centuries Of Racism’

Spurred by the Ferguson shooting and anti-police protests in New York and around the country, President Barack Obama on Monday announced new initiatives to bridge police mistrust.

12/01/2014

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NYC Announces Non-Profit Partnerships With New ‘Community Schools’

The goal of the new program is to improve achievement, increase attendance and prevent dropouts.

12/01/2014

Protestors spill over onto FDR. (Credit: kristen Gwynne)

Critics: Protesters Are Getting Away With Too Much Under New NYPD Protocol

The NYPD’s newest protest protocol received mixed reception Wednesday, a day after protests against the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, shut down expressways and tunnel entrances.

11/26/2014

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Overnight Livery Cab Service Scaled Back After Spike In Attacks Against Drivers

It will be harder to catch a livery cab overnight as service scales back due to a spike in attacks against drivers.

11/25/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Won’t Spend First Thanksgiving In Office At Gracie Mansion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t be spending his first Thanksgiving in office at Gracie Mansion.

11/25/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton calls for full investigation into fatal police shooting of Akai Gurley in Brooklyn (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rally Calls For Probe Into Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Man In Brooklyn

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said it appears Officer Peter Liang shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley by accident as he and his girlfriend entered a pitch black stairwell.

11/22/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

New York City To Reshape, Improve Workforce Training

New York City is reshaping its $500 million workforce development program to help residents get better-paying jobs.

11/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Lays Out Expansive Immigration Reform Plan

President Barack Obama told the American people Thursday night that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen.

11/20/2014

Brooklyn Navy Yard - Brooklyn, NY - Dec 8, 2010 (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City To Pour $140 Million Into Manufacturing, Jobs At Brooklyn Navy Yard

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city is investing $140 million in the interest of expanding manufacturing, and creating 3,000 jobs, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

11/17/2014

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