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Signs of protesters rallying against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York.(Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: City Council To Hold Hearing On Police Training In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will hold oversight hearings next month on a police department review of its training procedures, in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island, The Associated Press has learned.

08/27/2014

Police Body Camera

Public Advocate James Pushes NYC Hard On Police Body Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James demonstrated the body-worn cameras Thursday at a news conference at her Lower Manhattan office.

08/21/2014

Letitia James won the Democratic nomination for public advocate. (credit: Getty Images)

Public Advocate James Calls For Body Cams On Police Officers

Video cameras are mounted on sidewalks, inside buildings and nearly everywhere else, and now, city Public Advocate Letitia James has said she would like to see them on police officers.

08/11/2014

NYC Rise In Shootings

Amid Dramatic Spike In Shootings, Poll Shows New Yorkers Want More Cops

Prince Joshua “PJ” Avitto was stabbed to death while in the elevator with his friend Mikayla Capers, 7, who was also attacked.

06/12/2014

NYPD (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Officials, Union Leaders: Move Cops From Desks Back To Streets

Union leaders and elected officials stood elbow-to-elbow in front of City Hall Friday, calling on the city to get police officers out from behind desks shuffling paper and back onto the street fighting crime.

06/06/2014

Eddie Matos, Barrington Young

Families, PBA: Keep Convicted Cop Killers In Prison

It was an emotional day Friday for the families of two murdered New York City police officers, as they went before state Patrol Board with a plea to keep two convicted killers in jail.

05/16/2014

Jail cells (credit: ClipArt.com)

No Parole For Ex-Militant Who Killed 2 NYC Police Officers In 1971

The state Parole Board announced Tuesday that Herman Bell will remain incarcerated for at least another two years. After that, he may again appear before the board.

02/25/2014

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Police Union: Keep Men Locked Up In 1971 Murders Of NYPD Officers

The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association on Thursday called on the public to oppose parole for two men who were convicted in the 1971 murders of two NYPD officers.

01/23/2014

Robert Moses Causeway

L.I. Police Officers Rescue Woman About To Jump Off Bridge

Two police officers on Long Island rescued a woman who was poised to jump off a bridge Monday morning.

11/18/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file/credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Latino Officers: Pineiro Should Be Next NYPD Commissioner

Some groups representing Latino NYPD officers on Sunday said they hoped to see First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Pineiro named the new top cop.

10/20/2013

IED Awareness Demonstration

Demonstrations Teach First Responders About Dangers Of IEDs

A series of explosions brought dozens of police officers and firefighters to a stone quarry in Putnam County Tuesday, but it wasn’t a crime scene.

08/20/2013

Actress Amanda Bynes appears in court on May 24, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bynes: Drug Charges Are ‘Lies,’ Cop ‘Sexually Harassed Me’

Amanda Bynes on Saturday released a statement via Twitter, claiming a police officer sexually harassed her and touched her inappropriately the night before her arrest, and that the charges that she threw a bong out a window were a “lie.”

05/25/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Activists Petition Against ‘Abusive Practices’ In The NYPD

Members of an activist group circulated a petition at posts around the city Sunday — with the goal of ending what the group called “abusive practices” in the New York City Police Department.

04/07/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Drug Arrests At Queens Housing Development Spark Protest

Residents of the Jamaica section of Queens erupted in protest late Friday, after police arrested two men following an alleged drug deal.

04/06/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

3 NYPD Officers, 2 Civilian Employees Arrested Since Friday

Five NYPD employees, including two sworn officers, have been arrested on various charges since Friday.

03/17/2013

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