Philip Banks III

Benjamin Tucker (credit:CBS2)

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Appoints Benjamin Tucker As New First Deputy Commissioner

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is expected to announce his new first deputy commissioner on Wednesday, following the abrupt resignation of Chief Philip Banks III.


NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor, Wife Continue To Voice Support For Bratton Ahead Of First Deputy Pick

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will end the soap opera over the abrupt resignation of Chief Philip Banks III with the announcement of his new first deputy commissioner on Wednesday.


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De Blasio, Bratton Address Reported Fallout After Police Chief’s Resignation

Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton took a swing on Sunday at media accounts portraying a fissure in their relationship following the resignation of Chief of Department Philip Banks III.



Statement From Philip Banks III On Resignation From NYPD

Former NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III released a statement regarding his sudden resignation.


Incoming NYPD Chief of Housing James Secreto. (Credit: NYPD)

35-Year NYPD Veteran James Secreto To Take Over As Chief Of Housing In Reshuffling

NYPD Assistant Chief James Secreto, a 35-year-veteran of the department, will take over as chief of housing effective Monday.


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Suspect Arraigned In Stabbing Deaths Of Brooklyn Mom, 4 Kids

Mingdong Chen, 25, did not enter a plea at his arraignment on Monday. He is charged with killing his cousin’s wife and her children in Sunset Park on Saturday. A judge ordered him held without bail.


NYPD Chief of Department Phillip Banks and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Philip Banks III Becomes NYPD’s New Chief Of Department

Banks, 50, began his career as a patrolman in the 81st Precinct, and rose through the ranks in the ensuing years. He had most recently served as Chief of Community Affairs.


Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and NYPD Chief of Department Joseph Esposito (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYPD’s Highest-Ranking Officer Is Retiring

Chief of Department Joseph Esposito is hanging up his uniform Wednesday after 44 years of service.