Cops have reportedly been falling asleep during the three-day long retraining course billed as a way to change how the city's cops interact with New Yorkers.
The first report by the new inspector general for the NYPD found that officers who use the banned practice were hardly punished despite repeated calls for more serious consequences.
Protests over the non-indictment of the New York City cop who put Eric Garner in a lethal chokehold this summer have reached Colombia, which has a storied history of discrimination against its Afro-descendant populations.
During a two-hour interview, Officer Daniel Pantaleo said that he utilized a “takedown technique” he learned at the police academy.
Could martial-arts training help prevent police-brutality cases, like the horrific killing of Staten Island father Eric Garner this summer?
Politicians praised this weekend's protest against the NYPD for being calm and orderly, but "calm and orderly" doesn't always bring about change.
Despite its usefulness as fodder for television crime dramas, forensic science has glaring flaws, and the FBI's investigations spanning decades are looking flimsier than ever.
Make way for the 'Let Them Rot' 7", due in Feb 2014