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Demonstrators gather in support of the NYPD on Friday, Dec. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Dueling Protests For, Against NYPD Face Off Outside City Hall

Demonstrators gathered at City Hall in support of the NYPD Friday evening, but they were met right away with a rival demonstration by critics of police policies.

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

Report: PBA President Says de Blasio Thinks He’s Leading ‘Revolution’

Friction boiled over again on Thursday between unions representing NYPD officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

12/18/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks out about the case of Eric Garner, who died in police custody on Staten Island, on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

PBA To De Blasio, Mark-Viverito: Don’t Come To Officers’ Funerals If They’re Killed On Duty

An icy wind is blowing from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association to City Hall, in the form of a letter directed at Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

12/12/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

NYC Council Takes Steps To Monitor Police Conduct In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.

12/10/2014

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Protesters Crowd Stores, Shut Down FDR Drive Again Over Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

Demonstrators are expected to gather in Union Square Friday afternoon, a day after an estimated 10,000 people marched across New York City on Thursday.

12/05/2014

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Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.

12/04/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks during a news conference following a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner on Dec. 4, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

PBA President: Police Officers ‘Thrown Under The Bus’ By De Blasio In Wake Of Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said the mayor needs to more to support New York City police officers.

12/04/2014

Esaw Garner, the wife of Eric Garner, speaks at a news conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton about the decision not to indict an officer involved in Eric Garner's death. (Credit: CBS2)

Garner’s Wife Says, ‘Hell No,’ She Won’t Accept Officer’s Condolences

Reaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.

12/03/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Cop In Eric Garner Chokehold Case

A grand jury has decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.

12/03/2014

Esaw Garner speaks at National Action Network rally (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Rev. Sharpton Begins Countdown To Grand Jury Decision In Death Of Eric Garner

The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.

11/29/2014

The NYPD is investigating a police-involved shooting in Brooklyn that left one man dead on Nov. 20, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Sources To CBS2: Officer Accidentally Shot Unarmed Man While Opening Door With Gun In Hand

An unarmed and unsuspecting man was shot in the chest and killed by a rookie police officer in the inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex late Thursday, and police officials have said it appeared to be accidental.

11/21/2014

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2 NYPD Cops Arraigned In Alleged Beating Of Teen Suspect

Officer David Afanador is charged with felony assault, and Tyrane Isaac is charged with misdemeanor assault.

11/05/2014

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Court Denies Union Appeal In Stop-And-Frisk Case

The NYPD stop-and-frisk policy may have been dealt a final blow, as a federal appeals court on Friday refused a request by police unions to reexamine the issue.

10/31/2014

Rachel Noerdling (Credit: CBS 2)

Citizens Union Director: De Blasio Aide Under Criticism, Rachel Noerdlinger, Is Obligated To Disclose Background

Citizens Union Executive Director Dick Dadey says public officials such as Rachel Noerdlinger, served at the appointment of the mayor, but also served the public and as such, are obligated to disclose their background and history under the law.

10/03/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case

The proceedings come five weeks after the 43-year-old asthmatic father of six died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by police.

09/29/2014

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