Tuesday, March 26, 2013
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that the drop in crime over the last decade shouldn't be taken for granted—especially by the candidates vying to replace him: "We don’t even know if it’s a goal, and I believe the people of this city have a right to know that their mayor will keep fighting to reduce crime. The question is whether people running for mayor believe that.”
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the violence that erupted last night after a vigil for a teen shot by police was a one-time incident — but residents say it was fueled by long-simmering tensions between the police and the community.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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.
Monday, October 08, 2012
By Bob Hennelly
In 2009, when Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to try the alleged mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in a civilian court in Lower Manhattan it caused a firestorm of criticism and raised security concerns. Federal prosecutors on Saturday announced the arrival of Abu Hamza al-Masri, an Islamic cleric and alleged terrorist mastermind linked to al-Qaida, for trial in that same civilian court without either.
Saturday, October 06, 2012
The Rev. Al Sharpton promised Saturday to support the mother of a National Guardsman shot to death by a New York City police officer during an appearance alongside her, but later made no mention of it at a panel with the police commissioner.
Friday, September 28, 2012
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended the NYPD’s policing of public housing on Friday following revelations that the Bronx District Attorney won’t prosecute those arrested for trespassing unless the arresting officer submits to an interview.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the NYPD and the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office announced a $600,000 grant to combat violent crimes in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Two Radio Rookie reporters got a chance to sit down with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to discuss the tactics of his police force and its impact in the community.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Five Radio Rookies walked the streets of the Bronx recently to learn more about how residents of the borough, which is 90 percent black and Latino, interact with the police. They then sat down the the city's police commissioner to ask him about community relations.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly responded to a poll that showed New Yorkers believe police in the city favor whites over blacks, saying "I don't see it that way."
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly unveiled a new integrated crime counter-terrorism and crime fighting tool on Wednesday that will allow police to aggregate and track crime data in real time throughout the city.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
The recent surge of shootings in New York City was on the mind of Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, especially as local police discussed security measures with the organizers of a basketball tournament where a recent shooting occurred.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
By Ailsa Chang
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly is taking heat for remarks he made this week accusing elected officials of spending more time criticizing police than offering ideas about howc to stop violence in their communities.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
By Kate Hinds
Police commissioner Ray Kelly Tuesday affirmed the NYPD's policy about how -- and under what circumstances -- the police department bike and pedestrian crashes. Transportation Nation first reported on this back in April.
Kelly was at One Police Plaza Tuesday for the department's annual Medal Day ceremony. In the Q&A afterwards, he was asked by a reporter about this issue. The question came a day after a lawsuit was filed accusing the department of failing to thoroughly investigate when pedestrians and cyclists are struck by cars.
You can read the exchange, or listen to the audio below.
Q: Do you want to respond to transportation advocates who are questioning whether the department investigates deaths (and) injuries of bicyclists who are not likely to die?
Kelly: What is the question? I'm not..what is the question?
Q: The transportation advocates are saying the department doesn't investigate deaths...(Kelly: deaths?) involving bicyclists unless the bicyclists are likely to die. Is that something that you -
Kelly: We have a policy for accidents. We don’t have a different policy for bike accidents or accidents involving bicycles. We have -- if people are seriously injured, our accident investigation squad does an investigation.
Q: So they would investigate all accidents involving bicyclists?
Kelly: Involving serious injury or death.
Q: Serious injury or death?