Marcell Dockery is charged with assault, arson and reckless endangerment, police said. He lives on the 12th floor of the residential high-rise on Surf Avenue where the fire broke out Sunday, police said.
Andrew Rossig, 33, James Brady, 32, Kyle Hartwell, 29, and Marco Markovich, 27, were arraigned on charges of burglary, reckless endangerment and misdemeanor jumping from a structure, police said.
The world’s largest parade celebrating Irish heritage set off down Fifth Avenue on a cold and gray morning, the culmination of a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry.
Bratton said the department is on the right track when it comes to homicides. He attributes the drop to community cooperation and technology.
Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his “Vision Zero” plan as an aggressive crack down on speeding and other traffic violations in an effort to reduce fatalities in New York City.
Police Commissioner William Bratton defended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s security detail, which is operated by police, saying the officers did “what they’re trained to do.”
Jose Pimentel entered the plea Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon as a crime of terrorism. It was less than a week before his scheduled trial in a rare state-level terrorism case.
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says he has “no problem whatsoever” with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call to the NYPD after a political ally was arrested.
Bratton said the reforms will help improve community-police relations but also put the business community at ease. He noted that stop-and-frisk is seen as divisive and unconstitutional by some.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by the state Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD.
Super Bowl security preparations have gotten a thumbs up from U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
A elderly Chinese immigrant is suing the NYPD and the city, alleging that police officers roughed him up after he jaywalked on the Upper West Side earlier this month.
Commissioner William Bratton said working collaboratively with community groups, local businesses and residents will create trust in the police department.
More than 100 former New York City workers, including scores of retired police officers, firefighters and prison guards, have been charged with faking psychiatric problems in order to get federal Social Security disability benefits, prosecutors said.
William Bratton officially took the reins of the nation’s largest police department on Thursday, becoming the 42nd police commissioner at a time when there is a demand for big change, especially in the area of stop-and-frisk.