Wednesday, October 01, 2014
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will no longer prosecute people arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
By Elly Yu
Hundreds of people with arrest warrants lined up in the rain in Jersey City Thursday to turn themselves in through New Jersey's "safe surrender" program.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the practice of taking DNA samples from people arrested in felony cases, even if they are not charged. The ruling Maryland v. King was made in a 5-4 decision. On shows like Law and Order and CSI, DNA evidence is depicted as the kind of conclusive evidence that can swiftly make or break cases. In real life, however, it's a little more messy. Gregory Laskowski, a criminologist and consultant to the CBS series CSI, explains.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
By Yasmeen Khan
A panel of children's advocates, educators, and attorneys is urging the next New York City mayor to revamp the way many students are disciplined at school. Led by New York's former chief judge, the panel warned that students who are suspended or arrested at school are more likely to become involved in the criminal justice system down the line.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
By Theodoric Meyer : ProPublica
The city made 327 arrests at the city's schools this winter, and handed out 555 summons, according to new data released by the New York Police Department. It was a slight uptick from the 279 students arrested during the 55 school days between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
By Beth Fertig
The number of complaints involving school employees accused of sexual misconduct went up 35 percent in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, Richard J. Condon, the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the New York City Schools, said in an interview with WNYC's Beth Fertig.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
New figures on police activity in city schools show that in the fall, safety agents and officers arrested about five students a day. On Wednesday, advocates used this statistic to criticize the city for giving the Police Department too much control over discipline in schools.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
In a video report, reaction from the New York Civil Liberties Union to a report released last month by the New York Police Department about arrests of students during a 50-day period during the summer.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Complying with a new city law, the New York Police Department released a quarterly report on school arrests and summonses, which showed that nearly half of the 63 students who were arrested were younger than 16. The report also showed that the police issued 182 summonses, and that the students arrested were more likely to be black and male.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
By Jenny Anderson : author of Spousonomics
Ten students accused of cheating on the SAT on Long Island turned themselves in, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office said, and three more arrests are expected.
Monday, May 09, 2011
"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 46 commercial drivers, including bus drivers, have been arrested in and around New York City for fraudulently obtaining multiple driver licenses using an alias. The arrests, made possible through the state's use of facial recognition technology, were part of the Governor's ongoing crackdown on bus safety that began March 17.
"The investigation and arrests, using facial recognition technology by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), were conducted by the DMV's Division of Field Investigations, the New York City Police Department Document Fraud Squad, the New York State Division of State Police, the United States Department of State Passport Unit, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Social Security Administration in cooperation with the offices of the District Attorneys in Queens, Kings, Westchester, New York, Rockland, Nassau and Bronx counties.
"Among those arrested, several were listed as "active" bus drivers, including four who are employed by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). Several of those arrested also had a high number of unanswered traffic tickets and others have open felony warrants, including deportation detainers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Also, 19 of those arrested have or had licenses to drive taxi cabs."