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NYPD To Begin Issuing Tickets For Low-Level Marijuana Offenses

Police Commissioner William Bratton announced Monday that officers will now be allowed to issue simple summonses for certain low-level marijuana offenses, rather than making arrests.

11/10/2014

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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

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Federal Judges To Hear Police Union Appeal On Stop-And-Frisk

The city’s police unions are arguing they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights.

10/15/2014

Videos appears to show NYPD officer taking money from man during stop-and-frisk. (credit: Handout)

Brooklyn DA Investigates Video Which Appears To Show NYPD Officer Taking Money From Man During Stop-And-Frisk

The alleged encounter at the Surfside Gardens Housing Project was caught on cellphone video.

10/09/2014

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Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Has Book Deal, Working On Memoir

Former New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, who presided over a dramatic drop in crime rates during a long and sometimes controversial tenure as head of the country’s largest force, has a book deal.

09/07/2014

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Brooklyn Man Arrested After Recording Police Stop-And-Frisk Wins $125K Settlement

Court papers allege the officers overheard Dick George telling three youths to get the officers’ badge numbers next time and in response, violently pulled George out of his car and arrested him.

08/18/2014

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Brooklyn Residents Concerned With Uptick In Gun Violence As Stop And Frisks All But Disappear

Police in East New York and Brownsville have basically done away with stop and frisks in the first half of 2014.

08/16/2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (credit: Getty Images)

Good News, Bad News: City’s Push To Reduce Gun Violence Yields Mixed Results

Desk cops have been moved to patrols as part of ‘”Operation Summer All Out.” Several of the dozen precincts that have gotten extra officers have seen gun violence stabilize or drop.

08/11/2014

A woman walks by an NYPD officer in Times Square. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Drops Federal Appeal In Stop-and-Frisk Cases

The goal is to end years of litigation over the city’s controversial anti-crime tactic.

08/06/2014

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Judge Rejects Police Unions’ Challenge Against Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Police unions lost their bid Wednesday to challenge a ruling concluding that the city’s stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory — moving the city a step closer toward changing the program.

07/30/2014

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NYPD Analyzing Consequences Of Decline In Stop-And-Frisk

Overall, crime in the city is down, but there has been an uptick in shootings in certain neighborhoods.

06/26/2014

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton: More Cops Hitting Streets To Counter Spike In Shooting Victims

According to CompStat figures, 129 people were shot last month, a 43 percent increase over the same period last year.

06/10/2014

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Number Of Stop-And-Frisks Down Dramatically Year-To-Year, Data Shows

Comparing the first quarter of this year to last, the number of stop-and-frisks is down 86 percent.

05/09/2014

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Unions Urge Judge To Nix Law Easing Suits Vs. NYPD

Police unions say a New York City law easing the way for racial profiling claims could entangle officers in lawsuits over elusive questions about what they were thinking when stopping someone.

04/29/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Marks First 100 Days In Office

Mayor Bill de Blasio marked his 100th day in office by touting his efforts to close New York City’s inequality gap.

04/10/2014

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