Commissioner Bratton To City Council: NYPD Reform Bills Aren't NecessaryBratton told a City Council committee Monday that he's against a package of nine bills that would impose new regulations on the nation's largest police department.
City Councilmen Take Issue With Actor Anthony Mackie For Remarks On Dreadlocks Two City Council members took issue Friday with a statement by actor Anthony Mackie about dreadlocks and profiling by police.
Lawmakers, Advocates Call For Stronger Push Against Gun ViolenceJust days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers joined people in all 50 states for a national day against gun violence.
Protesters At City Hall Demand Change In Police PoliciesProtesters angry about the Eric Garner grand jury decision rallied outside City Hall Wednesday, demanding action against what they called brutality and racial disparities in policing.
Expert: Body-Worn Video Would Usher In New Approach To Stop And FriskA blockbuster ruling from a federal judge will not mean the end of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. But one way or another, it likely will mean changes for the controversial police practice.
Sides Gear Up For War Over NYPD Inspector General, Racial Profiling“You've had months and months to fix this problem. Instead mayor, you did nothing. You did nothing. We had to do something for you," Democrat Jumaane Williams said.
Zimmerman Found Not Guilty: New Yorkers Take To The Streets Strong reaction has erupted in New York and across the country after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Backers To Push For Plan To Allow Anti-Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuits Without Quinn's SupportA proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.