Rich Lamb

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane, visit the memorial site for two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in Brooklyn on Dec. 23, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Vice President Biden To Attend Funeral For Officer Ramos On Saturday

The mayor, along with his wife, Chirlane, stood silent before placing a bouquet of flowers at the memorial site for Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

12/23/2014

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.

12/19/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Ends Solitary Confinement For Adolescent Inmates

New York City has ended its longstanding practice of sending 16- and 17-year-old inmates to solitary confinement for breaking rules.

12/17/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

Defense Lawyers March In Brooklyn To Protest Police Killings

Scores of defense attorneys in New York City and elsewhere protested the criminal justice system’s handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins Wednesday.

12/17/2014

FDNY truck (file/credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Responds To Record Number Of Calls In 2014

The spike in calls was driven by more people reporting possible gas leaks in the wake of March’s building explosion in East Harlem, Fire Commissioner Nigro said.

12/16/2014

Akai Gurley, man shot to death inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex by a rookie police officer. (credit: Exploretalent.com)

City Council Looks Into Lighting And Safety In Wake Of Akai Gurley Death

Exterior and interior lighting issues are expected to come up at the City Council hearing Tuesday morning.

12/16/2014

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Sergeants Benevolent Association Blasts Mayor Bill De Blasio After Attack On Cops

De Blasio was on the defensive again Monday against accusation by police unions that he is anti-cop, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported.

12/15/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (left) stands with the newly appointed Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro during a ceremony at the FDNY Academy on May 9, 2014, in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

FDNY Commissioner Vows To Boost Hiring Of Female Firefighters

On the steps of City Hall just before a New York City Council hearing on the issue, Elizabeth Holtzman, former congresswoman and Brooklyn district attorney, said the department has made little progress over the past few decades.

12/10/2014

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tour one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Dec. 9, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Prince William, Kate Middleton Visit Sept. 11 Memorial, Met Museum

The couple crossed the memorial plaza in pouring rain and wind, William holding an umbrella.

12/09/2014

Police say a knife-wielding suspect who stabbed a student at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic world headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn was shot and killed by an officer on Dec. 9, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD: Knife-Wielding Suspect Who Stabbed Student At Brooklyn Synagogue Fatally Shot By Police

A man wielding a knife who stabbed an Israeli student inside a Brooklyn synagogue was fatally shot by police early Tuesday morning when he refused to drop the knife, police said.

12/09/2014

Protesters at the Barclays Center demonstrate against the grand jury decision not to indict an officer in the death of Eric Garner. (Credit: Tracee Carrasco/CBS2)

Garner Ruling Protesters Head To Barclays Center During William And Kate Appearance

Protesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision turned out Monday evening at the Barclays Center, as Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, attended the Brooklyn Nets’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

12/08/2014

Opponents of carriage horses in New York City rally on the steps of City Hall on Dec. 8, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Dueling Rallies Held As City Council Considers Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages

The New York City Council is considering bill Monday that would ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. Supporters and opponents, meanwhile, were staging rallies on the steps of City Hall.

12/08/2014

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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

NYPD Officer Joshua Jones demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bratton Warns: Police Body Camera Pilot Program Will Be Costly

New York City is rolling out its pilot program that will equip police officers with body cameras.

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)

Eric Garner Chokehold Death Grand Jury Decision May Be Imminent

The commissioner said he anticipates the grand jury will begin deliberations this week.

12/02/2014

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