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Dramatic Drop in the Number of Summonses, Tickets After Sandy

Monday, November 19, 2012

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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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NYPD's Stop-and-Frisks Reach Record Highs

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The NYPD conducted 684,330 stops in 2011, the highest number on record since the City Council started collecting stop-and-frisk data in 2002.  Twelve percent of the stops resulted in an arrest of summons, and one in every 666 stops resulted in an arrest for possession of a firearm.

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Marijuana Arrests Dip After NYPD Order, But Allegations of Improper Arrests Continue

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Marijuana arrests in New York City are still high, but slowing down slightly. Still, the dip in such arrests hasn’t stopped allegations that police officers are still making improper arrests by illegally searching and mischarging people.

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Traffic Fatalities on Track to Hit Lowest in a Century

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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The city is on track to have the lowest number of traffic fatalities in a century. But cycling advocates say the NYPD can crackdown even harder.

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IMF Chief Accused of Sexual Assault Held Without Bail

Monday, May 16, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund, entered Manhattan Federal Court Monday on charges of attempted rape, sex abuse, criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching and is being been held without bail.

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IMF Chief Held in Sexual Assault

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, one of the world's top finance figures and a likely candidate for the French presidency, was in NYPD custody Saturday evening in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid. NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne confirmed that Strauss-Kahn, the 62-year-old managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was being questioned by detectives from Manhattan's Special Victims unit.

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Alleged Illegal Searches by NYPD May Be Increasing Marijuana Arrests

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Police arrest 140 people every day in New York City for possessing small amounts of marijuana. It's now by far the most common misdemeanor charge in the city, and thousands of these arrests take place when police stop-and-frisk young men in the poorest neighborhoods. Police say these stop-and-frisks are a way to find guns, what they find more often is a bag of marijuana.

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NYPD: Protocol for Off-Duty Officers, Status of the Investigation

Friday, May 29, 2009

Slain officer Omar Edwards

Slain officer Omar Edwards

Details continue to emerging about last night's fatal shooting of an off duty New York City police officer by a fellow member of the force. The officer killed, 25-year-old Omar Edwards, was shot in ...

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