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Police on the scene of a shooting during a protest in Ferguson, MO on Aug. 10, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

State Of Emergency Declared In Ferguson After Violent Protests Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri on the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was critically wounded when the officers shot back, St. Louis County’s police chief said early Monday.

08/10/2015

Michael Brown (left) was shot and killed by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. (Credit: CBS2)

March In Ferguson, Protests In NYC Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

Protests and marches were held in New York and around the country Sunday, marking one year since the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer.

08/09/2015

Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's mother, talks to reporters during a demonstration July 7, 2015, in Manhattan. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Cuomo Set To Appoint AG As Special Prosecutor To Probe Police-Involved Killings

The governor hopes that the national conversation about police abuse will take a new turn and that other jurisdictions will follow his model.

07/07/2015

Protests in Baltimore After Funeral Held For Baltimore Man Who Died While In Police Custody

CBS News/New York Times Poll: Race Relations Worst In Over 2 Decades

A new poll released Monday indicated that Americans believe race relations are at their worst in more than two decades.

05/04/2015

Eric Linsker (Credit: CBS2)

Baruch Professor Accused In Brooklyn Bridge Assault To Be Arraigned

The Baruch College professor accused of inciting a riot during a protest on the Brooklyn Bridge will be arraigned in Supreme Court Tuesday.

04/28/2015

Crime scene detectives arrive to investigate the scene outside the Ferguson Police Department on March12, 2015 in Ferguson, MO where two police officers were shot and wounded. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

2 Officers Shot In ‘Ambush’ Outside Ferguson Police Department

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the city’s police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report.

03/12/2015

Protesters on Feb. 5, 2015, call for details of grand jury proceedings in the Eric Garner case to be unsealed. (credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

N.Y. High Court Judge Calls For Major Changes To Grand Jury Proceedings

Major grand jury reforms proposed Tuesday by the New York State Appeals Court chief judge include releasing records of closed-door proceedings when nobody is charged.

02/17/2015

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Grand Jury Declines To Indict Officers Involved In 2013 Shooting Of Abdul Kamal Of Irvington

Abdul Kamal violated a restraining order and broke into his estranged wife’s Irvington home on Nov. 11, 2013, police said.

02/13/2015

FILE -- 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

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

Bratton Chastises Officers For ‘Political Action’ Against Mayor At Funerals

While there are many New Yorkers who have supported police officers’ act of defiance against Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton made it clear on Monday that he’s not one of them.

01/05/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The Top 14 News Stories Of 2014

In a year where New York City welcomed a new mayor there have been a host of stories that have shaped the landscape of the Tri-State area, the country and the world over.

12/31/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 29, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio To Meet With NYPD Unions Amid Volatile Relations

Mayor Bill de Blasio faced applause, boos and catcalls when he took the stage Monday to address hundreds of new police recruits at a police graduation ceremony.

12/29/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton was joined by the family of Eric Garner on Dec. 25, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Family Of Eric Garner, Rev. Al Sharpton Hold Moment Of Silence For Fallen Officers Liu And Ramos

Garner’s mother Gwen Carr, and his wife Esaw Garner helped with the annual dinner for the homeless and senior citizens. They also gave out toys to children.

12/25/2014

Protesters against the NYPD planned to be back out on the streets on Dec. 23, 2014, in in defiance of the mayor's quest for a moratorium following the murder of two cops on Dec. 20. (Photo: CBS 2)

More Chants Against Police As Protesters Break Mayor’s Moratorium

Some protest organizers have dismissed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s request for a “time out” until after the murdered officers are laid to rest.

12/23/2014

Black bunting and a flag at half staff over the NYPD 84th Precinct on December 21, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)

NYPD, Other Departments On High Alert After Officers Killed In Brooklyn

The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though there is no evidence any threats are imminent.

12/22/2014

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