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Jury Convicts Man of 2nd Degree Murder in Brooklyn Officer's Death

Monday, February 11, 2013

The man accused of firing the shot that killed a New York City police officer during a robbery gone wrong has been found guilty of second-degree murder.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Tracing Illegal Guns

Friday, February 08, 2013

A follow up on some lingering questions from Wednesday's interview with Thomas King of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. First, BL Show producer Jody Avirgan fact-checks the stats about the number of out-of-state weapons in New York. Then,  Paul Browne, Deputy Commissioner at the NYPD, discusses the tools law enforcement has at their disposal to trace illegal guns brought into New York City and State.

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WNYC News

NYPD Releases 2011 Stop-and-Frisk Figures

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The NYPD has released a report that breaks down its controversial stop and frisk policy by precinct and race.

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Commissioner Kelly Says Handguns Are the Issue

Sunday, January 27, 2013

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New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says handguns are overwhelmingly the main problem on New York City streets when it comes to gun violence.

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Trial Begins for 2 in Shooting Death of NYPD Officer

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Two men accused of shooting a New York City police officer to death in a botched Brooklyn robbery are on trial for murder.

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NYPD Tests New Weapon Detection Device

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The NYPD is testing a new device that could allow police to detect concealed weapons without a body search. Commissioner Ray Kelly announced the use of the terahertz-wave detection device during a speech before the New York City Foundation Wednesday.

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NYPD's Clean Halls Program to Resume During Appeal

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A federal judge who ruled that certain suspicion-less stops by the New York City Police Department are unconstitutional will allow the stops to resume while the city appeals the ruling.

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WNYC News

Analysis | Judge Ceases Suspicion-less Stops in the Bronx

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New York City's Law Department is deciding whether to appeal a U.S. District Court Judge's decision that the police department's trespass stops outside certain private buildings in the Bronx is unconstitutional.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Judge Rules Against NYPD's Stop & Frisk Program

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Michael Aronson, member of the Editorial Board of the New York Daily News, talks about federal judge Shira A. Scheindlin's ruling that declares part of the NYPD's stop and frisk program unconstitutional.

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WNYC News

Judge: NYPD Must Halt Suspicion-less Bronx Stops

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A federal judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to stop making trespass stops outside certain privately owned Bronx buildings without reasonable suspicion.

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WNYC News

Police Seeking 4 in Shooting of Teen

Monday, January 07, 2013

New York City police are seeking four "persons of interest" in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Friday.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Monday, January 07, 2013

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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WNYC News

NYPD Officers Shot, Wounded in Separate Incidents

Thursday, January 03, 2013

A wounded New York City police officer has left the hospital, while another two were recovering Friday, hours after being shot in separate incidents that left one suspect dead and four under arrest.

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NYC Couple Arrested; Explosive Substance Found

Monday, December 31, 2012

Authorities say a New York City couple has been arrested on weapons charges after a substance used to make bombs and papers titled "The Terrorist Encyclopedia" were found in their Greenwich Village apartment.

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WNYC News

Woman Charged with Murder in Subway Shove Death

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime.

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Suits Against NYPD Spike; Payout Balloons to $185M

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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More than 8,800 lawsuits were filed against the NYPD in fiscal year 2011, costing the city more than $185 million, according to a recent report that tracks suits filed against city agencies.

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Police Union Runs Ads to Improve Image of Cops

Monday, December 24, 2012

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The city's largest police union rolled out an ad campaign last week to focus on the more heroic aspects of the work cops do. Union officials said Hurricane Sandy presented the NYPD with a unique opportunity to counteract some of negative press over the past year.

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Schoolbook

Do Extra Security Measures Really Make Schools Safer?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Schools across the country have been reviewing their safety plans since the deadly shooting in Newton, Connecticut. New York City has 5000 school safety agents who are trained by the N.Y.P.D. They guard the entrances of every public school, and there are 88 schools with metal detectors. But is this enough? WNYC's Beth Fertig spoke with WNYC's Marc Garber about the psychology of school safety.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Police Misconduct and the NYC Police Department

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Drugs, bribes, falsifying evidence, unjustified force and kickbacks present opportunities for cops to act like criminals. Robert Kane talks about his study of the nature and causes of police misconduct. To write the book Jammed Up: Bad Cops, Police Misconduct, and the New York City Police Department he and Michael White had unprecedented, complete access to the confidential files of NYPD officers who committed serious offenses, examining the cases of more than 1,500 NYPD officers over a 20-year period.

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WNYC News

NYPD: Getaway Car Found in Midtown Shooting

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York police say they've found the getaway car linked to the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan.

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