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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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WNYC News

NYPD Sgt Dead From Apparent Suicide, Police Say

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Police say a New York City sergeant who was photographed posing with President Barack Obama at a ground zero ceremony has died from an apparent suicide.

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WNYC News

Arrest Made in Deaths of 3 NY Shopkeepers

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New York City police say they've arrested a low-end clothing dealer in the killings of three shopkeepers.

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WNYC News

Police: Sandy Flooding May Have Damaged Evidence

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sandy may have wiped out DNA and other physical evidence stored at a facility in Brooklyn, police officials said Tuesday.

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WNYC News

Dramatic Drop in the Number of Summonses, Tickets After Sandy

Monday, November 19, 2012

WNYC

In the aftermath of the storm, thousands of police officers were assigned to extended tours of duty in parts of the city without power or to help keep order at the gas pumps. The NYPD said crime dipped in the days since Sandy, and according to the Office of Court Administration, so did the number of summonses.

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WNYC News

Whistleblowing NYPD Detective Durk Dies at 77

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WNYC

A New York City detective who helped expose widespread police corruption in the 1960s and `70s has died.  David Durk died Tuesday at his home in Putnam County, N.Y., at age 77. His death was confirmed by staff members at the Dwyer Funeral Home in Patterson.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

David Durk's Moving Testimony Before the Knapp Commission

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

David Durk, the New York police detective who teamed up with officer Frank Serpico to breach the aptly named 'blue wall of silence' died yesterday. His testimony before the Knapp Commission investigation into police corruption in 1971 made for some of the most moving public testimony ever broadcast.  Writing in The New York Times Book Review, WNYC Director Mary Perot Nichols said it was largely thanks to Durk's persistence and contacts that their campaign against police corruption became a matter of public record. Above is an excerpt from his remarks on December 21, 1971.

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WNYC News

Specialized NYPD Unit Works in Unexpected Ways Post-Sandy

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

WNYC

Some residents in areas hard hit by Sandy say they’ve been left on their own to cope with the severe damage inflicted by the storm — supplies are limited and help has been slow to reach them. It may seem uncharacteristic, but the New York Police Department’s Emergency Service Unit has been doing more than its usual tactical support or rescues.

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WNYC News

Nanny Arrested for Killing 2 Kids in Her Care

Saturday, November 03, 2012

The nanny suspected of stabbing two children and then stabbing her self in front their mother has been charged with first and second-degree murder.

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WNYC News

How the NYPD Polices the Aftermath of Sandy

Friday, November 02, 2012

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said officers are working longer shifts — and police say they have tapped the Organized Crime Control Bureau for additional officers on the ground, are using recruits to man some intersections have relied on NYPD school security to help staff city-operated shelters.

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WNYC News

Nanny Worked for Family for Years, Police Say

Friday, October 26, 2012

The nanny who is suspected of killing two young children she cared for has worked for the Upper West Side family for about two years and had no known history of mental illness, police said Friday.

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WNYC News

Shot NYPD Officer Gets Bedside Promotion

Friday, October 26, 2012

Before going to the NYPD’s promotion ceremony on Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stopped by Bronx Lebanon Hospital to promote the off-duty police officer who was shot by a suspect in a Bronx robbery earlier this week.

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WNYC News

Morgenthau Rips Council's NYPD Reform Bill

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Former District Attorney Robert Morgenthau ripped the City Council’s proposal to create an NYPD monitor – one of a series of proposals aimed at increasing oversight over the department.

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WNYC News

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Recovering From Surgery

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The off-duty officer who was shot by a suspect in a Bronx robbery had the bullet removed at a Bronx hospital on Thursday where he is surrounded by his family.

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WNYC News

Suspect Arrested in Shooting That Killed 2, Including Long Island Police Officer

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The alleged gunman in the shooting death of a Nassau County police officer and a civilian near the Queens-Long Island border is being treated for what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound — officials said it was "unknown" if he would survive.

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WNYC News

Officer Pleads Guilty to Stealing NYPD Guns

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

An NYPD officer pleaded guilty Monday to stealing guns from the lockers of fellow officers in his East Village precinct and selling them to pay for his addiction to painkillers.

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WNYC News

Informant: NYPD Paid Me to 'Bait' Muslims

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A paid informant for the New York Police Department says he was under orders to "bait" Muslims into saying bad things.

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WNYC News

Charges Dropped Against Man in NYPD Beating Case

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says charges are being dismissed against a homeless man arrested after a beating from police officers that was caught on video.

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WNYC News

Terror Suspect Was Quiet, Never Drew Suspicion, Neighbors Say

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A day after a Bangladeshi man was arrested for attempting to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank, neighbors in the Queens neighborhood where he lived said they were stunned to learn that the man they described as quiet was an alleged terrorist.

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