As William Bratton prepares to embark on his second tour of duty as New York City police commissioner, he will find a very different city than the one he left behind nearly 20 years ago.
William Bratton is being named to lead the NYPD as it tries to maintain a historic drop in crime and an extensive counterterrorism program, even as its tactics have come under increased scrutiny.
The storm is expected to hit the region late Tuesday and stretch into Wednesday.
An effort launched by the NYPD a year ago to crack down on youth killings has succeeded in saving lives, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced Monday.
More than $35,000 in marijuana, four guns and $21,000 in cash were seized, along with two pit bulls and a large python. The drugs and cash were found at the dealing site in Harlem and at the men’s apartments in the Bronx.
The city had argued that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to remove federal Judge Shira Scheindlin meant it should also nullify her rulings.
There have been seven so-called “knockout” or “polar bear” assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn since October, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.
Police said in the last month, at least four girls under the age of 12 have been approached from behind and groped.
Bratton insists he’s not campaigning for his old job and said he hasn’t spoken with the de Blasio transition team.
The number of street stops under the NYPD stop-and-frisk policy has plummeted 80 percent in recent months compared with the same time last year, and officers are recovering fewer weapons, according to police department data obtained Monday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 121st Precinct located at 970 Richmond Avenue in the Graniteville section of Staten Island.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and the other Democratic candidates were “pandering to get votes” when they criticized the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
Six weeks after a 14-year-old autistic boy walked out of his school in Queens and disappeared, the city’s Department of Education is set to announce new school security measures.
Police said a man crawled through a window and raped a woman at knifepoint in her bed.