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Noel Polanco

Noel Polanco

Grand Jury Won’t Indict NYPD Detective In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Army Reservist

While a grand jury failed to indict Hassan Hamdy, the NYPD did charge him with failure to employ proper tactics, which could result in his dismissal from the department if he is found guilty.

04/04/2014

Noel Polanco

$2.5 Settlement For Family Of Noel Polanco, National Guardsman Shot Dead By NYPD

The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop has settled with the city for millions.

02/12/2014

Noel Polanco In Uniform (credit: Facebook)

Family Of Noel Polanco Files Notice Of Claim Against NYC, Detective

The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop is taking first official step toward a lawsuit.

02/20/2013

Noel Polanco In Uniform (credit: Facebook)

Attorneys Call On Federal Prosecutors To Review Polanco Case

Attorneys representing the family of an unarmed Army National Guardsman killed by a New York City police detective said Saturday that they will ask federal prosecutors to review the case.

02/16/2013

Noel Polanco (credit: Facebook)

No Indictment In Grand Central Parkway Police Shooting

A grand jury in Queens has voted not to indict a police officer on criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed National Guardsman during a traffic stop.

02/14/2013

The casket of Army National Guardsman Noel Polanco, draped in an American flag, is carried into the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Queens on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

GCP Shooting Victim Noel Polanco Posthumously Promoted At Funeral In Queens

Members of the Army National Guard lined a street in Corona Friday as the casket of a fellow guardsman, who was shot and killed by an NYPD detective on the Grand Central Parkway, was carried into the Eternal Love Baptist Church.

10/12/2012

Cecilia Reyes speaks with reporters after meeting with Queens District Attorney Richard Brown on Oct. 11, 2012. Her son Noel Polanco was shot dead by a police officer. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880/Inset: Facebook)

Mother Of Man Killed On GCP Meets With Queens DA

The mother of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a detective during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway said she wants “justice” for her son.

10/11/2012

Noel Polanco (credit: Facebook)

Wake Held For Man Killed By NYPD Detective On Grand Central Parkway

Polanco’s mother hovered over her son’s open casket. The former Army National Guardsman will be buried in his uniform.

10/10/2012

Noel Polanco (credit: Facebook)

Lawyer: Detective Wants To Tell His Side Of GCP Traffic Stop Shooting

Hassan Hamdy’s attorney said the 14-year veteran “felt threatened and was left with no other alternative other than the actions that he took.”

10/08/2012

Rev. Al Sharpton (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) and Noel Polanco (Facebook.com)

Rev. Al Sharpton Supports Mother Of Noel Polanco Following Fatal Shooting On GCP

Sharpton hugged Cecilia Reyes during an appearance on Saturday at his Harlem headquarters. He said it’s “unthinkable for a mother to have to bury her child.”

10/06/2012

Polanco (L), Hamdy (R) (credit: Facebook | CBS 2)

Detective Who Shot Unarmed Man On GCP Previously Accused Of Misconduct

Hassan Hamdy was one of 16 cops in a 1999 excessive force case, which was settled for almost $300,000. Hamdy is also one of six cops who was sued in 2007 by Dorothy Garcia and her grandson Tyrell.

10/05/2012

Noel Polanco (credit: Handout)

Man Killed In Police-Involved Shooting On Grand Central Parkway In Queens

It happened around 5:15 a.m. Thursday near exit 7 at LaGuardia Airport during routine traffic stop, police said

10/04/2012