Philip Banks (credit: Handout)

NYPD Chief Of Department Philip Banks Resigns Days Before Taking New Position

Just days ago, it was announced that Banks, 51, was being promoted to 1st deputy commissioner Monday. That person is second in command at the nation’s largest police department.

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Police seek driver of garbage truck in Chinatown hit-and-run. (credit: CBS 2)

NYPD: Driver Of Garbage Truck Sought In Chinatown Hit-Run

The incident occurred near Canal and Centre streets around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. The truck was traveling eastbound on Canal Street when it struck the man and fled the scene, police said.

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FILE -- A NYPD helicopter is seen on Nov. 3, 2013 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Laser Pointed At NYPD Helicopter Near Pratt Institute

Someone pointed a laser toward an NYPD aircraft near Pratt Institute in Brooklyn Thursday night, police sources told CBS2.

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Suspect wanted for groping woman inside Forest Hills elevator. (Credit: NYPD)

NYPD: Man Gropes Woman Inside Forest Hills Elevator

Police are looking for a man who they said groped a woman inside the elevator of a Queens building.


Union Square Subway

Mock Crime Scene To Be Set Up In Union Square All Day Thursday

If you see crime scene tape and emergency responders in Union Square on Thursday, do not be alarmed – it’s not real.


A drone prototype is tested in Saint-Martin d'Hères, France. (credit: Getty Images)

NYPD: Threat Of Terrorists With Drones Is A Growing Concern

Top NYPD counterterrorism officials have warned that a possible new tool for terrorists could have a chilling effect on New York City.


Police are looking for this man in connection with a series of robberies in the Bronx (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Searching For Suspect In Series Of Bronx Robberies

The NYPD released a photo of the suspect believed to be responsible for seven robberies and four attempted robberies.


A sketch of a suspect who committed a lewd act in front of a 10-year-old girl in Corona, Queens. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Man Committed Lewd Act In Front Of Girl, 10, In Queens

Police on Monday released a sketch of a suspect who allegedly committed a lewd act in front of a 10-year-old girl in Corona, Queens.


Three man wanted for assault, robbery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (credit: NYPD)

Three Men Sought In Williamsburg Assault, Robbery

Police are searching for three men who they said assaulted and robbed a man outside a store in Brooklyn earlier this month.


FILE - A police car patrols in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Woman Dies In Police Custody In Brooklyn

A woman who was arrested on drug charges died Sunday morning after suffering an apparent seizure in her jail cell, police said.


Police work the scene  in Flushing, Queens, where an officer shot and killed an allegedly knife-wielding man on Oct. 26, 2014. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Police: Cop Fatally Shoots Knife-Wielding Man In Queens

Police shot and killed a man in Queens on Sunday morning after he tried to attack officers with a utility knife, authorities said.


Police are looking for this man in connection with 21 burglaries (Credit: NYPD)

Police Seek Suspect In Connection With More Than 20 Burglaries In Queens, Bronx

Authorities said in each of the 21 burglaries the suspect broke into the establishment through the roof, ventilation ducts or side/rear doors while the business was closed.


FILE -- A New York Police Department car. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police Search For Suspect Who Allegedly Raped Woman On Upper East Side

Police late Friday were searching for a suspect who they say raped a woman on the side of a building on the Upper East Side.


Detectives investigate at Queens Village home of Rose Ragsdale, a bus matron found stabbed stabbed to death in Queens Village. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Queens Bus Matron Stabbed To Death During Possible Home Invasion

The NYPD is investigating the stabbing death of a Queens woman who police believe may have been killed during a home invasion robbery.


FILE -- Cleopatra's Needle, an ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Thutmose III, stands in Central Park. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Found Dead Of Unknown Causes In Central Park

A man was found dead Thursday afternoon in a grove of bushes in Central Park.