West Indian Day Parade

A costumed dancer takes part in the 45th annual West Indian American Day Parade on September 3, 2012 in Brooklyn. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Large Crowd Celebrates Caribbean Culture At West Indian Day Parade

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn’s streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.

09/01/2014

Police block off the crime scene at the 2011 West Indian Day Parade. (credit: CBS 2)

As West Indian Parade Killer Sentenced, Shooting Victim’s Family Announces Lawsuit Against City

Leroy Webster was sentenced to 40 years in prison for gunning down Eusi Johnson and then shooting at responding police officers.

09/26/2013

Spectators line the street for the 2012 West Indian Day Parade. Credit CBS 2.

West Indian Day Parade Marches Through Brooklyn

An estimated crowd of three million lined Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade Sunday. Two people were killed and two wounded amid violence during the event.

09/03/2012

Christine Quinn (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Quinn Named Grand Marshal Of Brooklyn West Indian Parade

The parade is known for its lively atmosphere complete with floats and dancers. Quinn said she is honored.

08/23/2012

West Indian American Day Parade in 2010. (credit: CBS 2)

Kelly: NYPD Cops’ Facebook Rant On West Indian Day Parade ‘Unacceptable’

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says internal affairs now believes at least 20 offensive Facebook comments about the city’s annual West Indian Day Parade could have been made by NYPD officers.

12/07/2011

West Indian Day Parade in 2011 (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Public Defenders: NYPD Officers Slammed West Indian Day Parade In Facebook Posts

A social media scandal has hit the NYPD. Internal Affairs is looking into whether police officers posted ugly comments on Facebook about New York’s West Indian community.

12/06/2011

Police block off the crime scene at the 2011 West Indian Day Parade. (credit: CBS 2)

Family Of Innocent Bystander Killed In Crown Heights Shooting Crossfire Plans To Sue City

Police say Denise Gay, 56, was caught in the crossfire between Leroy Webster and Randy Johnson. Gay was sitting on a stoop talking with her 20-year-old daughter when she was hit.

10/07/2011

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Police Commissioner Kelly Downplays Officers’ Dirty Dancing At West Indian Day Parade

The video depicts scantily clad women who were participating in the colorful parade approaching the officers and dancing with them. Kelly said it’s not unusual for officers patrolling the parade route to get pulled into the rowdy spirit of the celebration.

09/13/2011

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Video Shows Uniformed NYPD Officers Dirty Dancing At West Indian Day Parade

It looks as though some of the scantily-clad participants of the colorful West Indian Day Parade weren’t the only ones to get their groove on.

09/12/2011

Kirsten John Foy (L) and Jumaane Williams (credit: Stan Brooks/1010 WINS)

Councilman Jumaane Williams Says He Was Detained By NYPD Because Of Race

A day after the confrontation with police at the West Indian Day Parade, New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams believes he was detained because he is a “35-year-old black man with dreadlocks.”

09/06/2011

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Innocent Bystander Killed By Crossfire In Crown Heights Shooting

Police say Denise Gay, 56, was caught in the crossfire between Leroy Webster and Randy Johnson.

09/06/2011

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Shootings, Confrontation Mar Celebrations At West Indian Day Parade

The annual Labor Day parade celebrating the culture of the Caribbean islands is one of the city’s largest and most colorful, featuring dancers wearing enormous feathered costumes.

09/05/2011