The city has pushed back against Park Enforcement Patrol officers who are asking for guns, saying it is not necessary.
Following a violent stabbing rampage last week that injured five people – including a toddler – in Riverside Park South last week, Parks Enforcement Patrol officers are pushing the city to give them guns.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday weighed in on a report that nearly 3,000 veteran NYPD officers are eligible for retirement this month.
Multiple NYPD officers have been charged with corruption in recent years, on allegations that they misused the FBI-operated National Crime Information Center to snoop on other officers, or even to get information on people they might rob.
A nasty confrontation between three young gay men and police — which was caught on video — was the subject of an angry news conference outside One Police Plaza this afternoon.
NYPD officers have been exercising vigilance on land, sea and air, as the city works to detect and prevent terror attacks like the one in Boston.
“We had eye contact. Maybe it was the way I was dressed, maybe he thought I was a police officer, and that’s when he started running,” said Jacob Tawil.
Officials say the injuries sustained by Fairfield officer Gerald Veneziano — who had just recently returned to patrol duty after being shot in a road rage incident while he was off-duty last year — and Sgt. Christopher Oswald were not considered serious.
Fort Lee’s attorney said the commanding officer of the shift and two other officers have been suspended with pay.
A violent early morning crash in the Bronx left six police officers hurt. The officers were in the middle of a pursuit in the Tremont section of the borough just before 6 a.m. Saturday when the accident occurred.