Mayor Bill de Blasio

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

Probe Finds Rikers Island Jail Guards Hired Despite Arrests, Gang Ties

A city investigation into New York City jail hiring practices has found dozens of recently hired guards had gang ties, previous arrests and otherwise checkered histories.

01/15/2015

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Mayor’s Office: City Exceeded Targets In Funding Affordable Housing In 2014

The city financed the creation of more than 17,300 affordable housing units during 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced Thursday.

01/15/2015

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Poll Shows Low Approval Rating For PBA’s Pat Lynch, Officers Turning Backs On De Blasio

A new poll Thursday showed a low approval rating for Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.

01/15/2015

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)

Bill To Make Chokeholds Illegal Gains Support In City Council Despite De Blasio’s Veto Threat

As Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to heal the rift with police, he may find himself up against the City Council.

01/15/2015

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Report: Apparent Police Slowdown Cost NYC $5 Million In Lost Fines

Police statistics show that in the last three weeks police issued about 44,000 fewer parking tickets than during the same period last year.

01/15/2015

FILE -- A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Correction Officers Report More Use Of Force Against Inmates

Reports of force by New York City jail guards against inmates reached record levels in 2014 in the face of heightened scrutiny of the jails by federal prosecutors and others.

01/14/2015

A banner attached to a plane over the Hudson River demands that Mayor Bill de Blasio apologize to the NYPD. (Credit: CBS2)

Another Anti-De Blasio Banner Flies Near New York City Amid Rift With Police

Photos posted on social media showed a plane trailing a banner calling for de Blasio’s resignation.

01/13/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks about plans for changes in police practices. (Credit: CBS2)

Mayor De Blasio Says He Would Veto Bill That Would Make Chokeholds Illegal

Mayor Bill de Blasio says he would veto a proposed New York City Council bill that would make chokeholds illegal.

01/13/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils municipal identification card. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

NYC Launches Municipal Identification Card

The card, dubbed IDNYC, is aimed at those who do not currently have an ID. They include the elderly, homeless and an estimated 500,000 immigrants in the city who live in the U.S. without legal documentation.

01/12/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton answers questions during a news conference on Jan. 5, 2015. (Photo: CBS2)

Bratton: There Was Indeed A ‘Slowdown’ Among Officers In Ticketing, Low-Level Arrests

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Friday that enough NYPD officers stopped writing tickets and making low-level arrests since the assassination of two officers in Brooklyn that the number of summonses plummeted 90 percent.

01/09/2015

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City’s 311 Hotline Has Record Year In 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City’s customer service hotline had its busiest year ever in 2014.

01/08/2015

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NYPD To Revise Patrol Guide After Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuit Settlement

The NYPD will revise its patrol guide and training materials over stop-and-frisk practices in New York City Housing Authority buildings, as part of a preliminary agreement to settle a lawsuit.

01/08/2015

The newest officers to join the ranks of the NYPD graduated from the police academy on Friday. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Corrective’ Actions Possible If NYPD Arrest Statistics Continue To Go South

The city is considering possible legal action against NYPD officers who aren’t writing enough tickets.

01/08/2015

PBA ad thanking New Yorkers for support published in New York Daily News. (credit: PBA)

PBA Thanks ‘Real New Yorkers’ For Support In Full-Page Ad

The Patrolman’s Benevolent Association is thanking New Yorkers for their support as tensions remain high between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

01/08/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on Wednesday, Jan. 7. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio Says He Hasn’t Smoked Marijuana Since NYU Days

Mayor Bill de Blasio laughed Wednesday as he dismissed a reporter’s question about whether he ever smoked marijuana in the Gracie Mansion.

01/07/2015

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