Patrick Lynch

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYPD Inspector General Says Police Should Track Lawsuit Data

While lawsuit claims aren’t necessarily legitimate, “when the data is properly gathered and analyzed, litigation data can still be used for positive, proactive improvements in policing,” Inspector General Philip K. Eure’s report said.

04/21/2015

NYPD officers in Times Square on Wednesday, March 4. (Credit: CBS2)

PBA: New Stop-And-Frisk Guidelines Will Confuse Officers, Make Jobs Harder

New guidelines for the stop, question and frisk policing method were released to NYPD officers this week, and the patrol union said the guidelines will make the officers’ jobs more difficult.

03/04/2015

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Challengers Look To Unseat Patrick Lynch As NYPD Union Head

A slate of challengers is working to unseat longtime New York police union leader Patrick Lynch — including two officers under indictment in a ticket-fixing scandal.

01/20/2015

Officer Andrew Dossi leaves Mount Sinai Hospital on Jan. 16, 2015. (credit: NYPD 46th Precinct/Twitter)

Second Officer Wounded In Bronx Shooting Released From Hospital

Hundreds of fellow officers lined the street outside Mount Sinai Hospital as Officer Andrew Dossi left Friday afternoon.

01/16/2015

PBA president Patrick Lynch.   (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Lynch: ‘I Don’t Do My Job To Make Myself Popular’

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch is speaking out after a new poll found only 18 percent of New Yorkers had a favorable opinion of the longtime union leader.

01/16/2015

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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

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City Council Proposes Funding For New Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Cops

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced Thursday that the new vests for NYPD cops will be one of the things council members will be pushing for in next year’s budget.

01/15/2015

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De Blasio: I Won’t Apologize To Police For My ‘Fundamental Beliefs’

Police union leaders have called for de Blasio to apologize for not supporting the NYPD following the grand jury’s decision not to indict a white officer in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

01/14/2015

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NYC Courts Quiet As Arrests Drop Dramatically

The number of criminal summonses cops handed out in the past week totaled 347, compared with more than 4,000 the same week a year ago.

01/08/2015

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (2nd L) attends the wake of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos on December 26, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With Police Unions Over Rift With Mayor De Blasio

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will meet with the heads of the police unions Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

01/07/2015

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

Bratton To Meet With Police Unions Over Rift With Mayor

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is set to meet with police union leaders for Wednesday to address deteriorating relations between rank-and-file officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio, sources told 1010 WINS.

01/06/2015

PBA President Patrick Lynch (left), Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: CBS2; Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Rift Remains Between De Blasio, Police Unions After Meeting

The rift between Mayor Bill de Blasio and police union leaders remains after the two sides met privately for more than two hours Tuesday, aiming to mend tensions with rank-and-file officers.

12/31/2014

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

NYPD Crime Stats Report Shows Drastic Drop In Arrests

In the week since the deaths of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, the numbers of arrests in some areas have dropped dramatically compared to the same week last year.

12/30/2014

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

Gov. Chris Christie told a heckler to 'sit down and shut up' on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Top 5 Facebook Talkers Of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we’ve taken a look back at the stand-out stories that you loved to discuss this year. In no particular order, here are CBS New York’s top five Facebook talkers for 2014.

12/29/2014

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