Monday, September 02, 2013
As New York City police are investigating the shooting death of one-year-old Antiq Hennis -- who was killed in his stroller while on a walk with his parents Sunday evening -- city politicians are using the tragedy to debate the city’s policing tactics.
Monday, June 24, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
The City Council voted Monday to bring two bills aimed at increasing oversight of the NYPD to a full floor vote later this week. The "motion to discharge" is a rare procedural move that allows a bill sponsor along with other Council members to bypass the committee process.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Violent crime rates have risen since the summer began, and Commissioner Ray Kelly has commented that community leaders are not doing enough to curtail the spike. New York City District 45 council member Jumaane Williams (representing Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, and Canarsie in Brooklyn) and District 8 council member Melissa Mark-Viverito (representing the Upper East Side, Spanish Harlem/El Barrio/East Harlem, Manhattan Valley, part of the Upper West Side and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx) join us to discuss the issue, along with NYPD policing.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has been an earlier leader in the polls for mayor. But a new Quinnipiac University survey finds Kelly behind the top three Democratic contenders in head-to-head match ups.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit against the NYPD on Tuesday to get access to Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly’s schedules from the past several years.
Monday, October 17, 2011
By Ailsa Chang
A woman who was allegedly pepper-sprayed by a Deputy Inspector in the police department will meet with prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Monday. Members of the office's Official Corruption Unit requested the meeting in response to a letter her lawyer sent to District Attorney Cy Vance demanding that NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna be prosecuted for assault.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
By Ailsa Chang
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says he had heard multiple allegations that his officers were skirting the law when charging people for misdemeanor marijuana possession — but he says he doesn't know if they are true.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he supports President Barack Obama's decision not to release grisly photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Governor Paterson has until Saturday to decide whether to sign a bill banning the NYPD from a database of information about people the police have stopped and frisked, but not arrested. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has been lobbying the governor, urging him not to sign the bill, saying the database has been an effective way to track down criminals.
The debate hinges on whether the database infringes on people's basic rights to privacy and if the info has been used to track down suspects in crimes not associated with initial 'stop and frisk' who otherwise may have gotten away.
Kelly, after a few meetings with Paterson, is now pointing to specific cases where information stored in the database lead to the arrests of criminals.
Paterson's decision about whether to sign the bill hinges on that newly presented information, he told WOR's John Gambling.
“Now he brings in evidence of 170 people who were stopped who were later arrested for different violations and crimes," said Paterson. "And we have to determine whether the database assisted in those arrests or not."
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
By a margin of 56-36, city voters said in a Quinnipiac poll they feel union workers are not doing enough to help the city during the economic downturn.
Interestingly, it's an opinion shared by most Democrats, who agreed 49-36 percent that union workers aren't doing enough to help the city.
Despite that seeming lack of public support, a majority of voters opposed layoffs for city workers, 68-27 percent. To balance the budget, 48 percent of voters said they support raising taxes. Thirty-six percent said cut services, and 16 percent were undecided.
The poll also had approval ratings for some officials in the city:
Michael Bloomberg's approval rating: 57-33, with 10 percent undecided.
John Liu's approval rating: 47-17, with 36 percent undecided.
Christine Quinn's approval rating: 45-27, with 28 percent undecided
Bill de Blasio's approval rating: 35-17, with 48 percent undecided
Ray Kelly's approval rating: 66-20 with 14 percent undecided
Joel Klein's approval rating: 37-41 with 22 percent undecided
The poll of 1,183 registered voters in the city was conducted from June 21-28 and has a margin of error of 2.9 percent.